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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 182094, 3 pages
Case Report

Multiple Urethral Stones Causing Penile Gangrene

Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, General Hospital, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Received 20 April 2014; Accepted 6 May 2014; Published 18 May 2014

Academic Editor: Elijah O. Kehinde

Copyright © 2014 Michael J. Ramdass and Vijay Naraynsingh. 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.


Penile urethral stones are a rare occurrence resulting from a number of causes including migration of stones within the urinary tract, urethral strictures, meatal stenosis, and obstructing tumours such as adenomatous metaplasia of the uroepithelium, hypospadias, urethral diverticulum, and very rarely primary fossa navicularis calculi. We report the case of a 54-year-old male presenting with penile gangrene and sepsis resulting from impaction of multiple stones within the penile urethra. This paper summarises the topic and discusses the pathophysiology of this unusual condition.