World Journal of Urology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 101–106

Penile fracture and testicular rupture

  • Christopher A. Haas
  • Scott L. Brown
  • J. Patrick Spirnak
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s003450050114

Cite this article as:
Haas, C., Brown, S. & Spirnak, J. World J Urol (1999) 17: 101. doi:10.1007/s003450050114

Abstract

Traumatic injuries to the penis and testicles are uncommon, likely due to the well-protected location and degree of mobility of these organs [10, 21]. Because of this the management of these injuries has historically been controversial. However, current literature supports immediate evaluation and surgical repair of these traumatic injuries to prevent complications such as erectile dysfunction or testicular loss [20, 27]. Herein the diagnostic and therapeutic options for both traumatic penile fracture and testicular rupture are reviewed with emphasis on immediate evaluation and repair.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher A. Haas
    • 2
  • Scott L. Brown
    • 2
  • J. Patrick Spirnak
    • 1
  1. 1.Metro Health Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive/H947, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998, USA Tel.: +1-216-459-4257US
  2. 2.Department of urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USAUS