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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 791948, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/791948
Case Report

Penile Fracture with Associated Urethral Rupture

1Department of Urology, University Hospitals - CASE Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106-4931, USA
2Department of Urology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106-4970, USA

Received 4 June 2010; Revised 29 June 2010; Accepted 17 September 2010

Academic Editor: Ahmet H. Tefekli

Copyright © 2010 Nicholas A. Boncher et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Penile fracture of the erect penis is an uncommon but emergent urological trauma. Potential outcomes include erectile dysfunction, penile curvature, and urethral injury. Treatment is emergent surgical repair. We present the case of a 42-year-old man with a penile fracture complicated by a urethral rupture and subsequent repair. A discussion of the key aspects of this condition is presented.