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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 705417, 3 pages
Case Report

Penile Gangrene with Abscess Formation after Modified Al-Ghorab Shunt for Idiopathic Ischemic Priapism

1Division of Urology, St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
2St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

Received 11 July 2014; Revised 29 August 2014; Accepted 30 August 2014; Published 8 September 2014

Academic Editor: Elijah O. Kehinde

Copyright © 2014 Beneranda S. Ford-Glanton 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.


Penile gangrene is a rare but unfortunate complication of surgical intervention and priapism shunts. The literature regarding penile gangrene following surgical correction of priapism is sparse, the majority of which dates back to thirty to forty years. Here, we present the case of a 60-year-old man who presented with priapism that required operative management with a modified Al-Ghorab shunt and eventually suffered from complete necrosis of the penis with abscess formation in both corpora cavernosa.