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ISRN Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 723154, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/723154
Case Report

Mule Bite to the Male Genitalia with Complete Penile and Anterior Urethra Amputation: Unusual Case and Review of the Literature

Urology Division, Mohammed the VIth University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

Received 8 March 2011; Accepted 30 March 2011

Academic Editors: J. Oswald, C. A. Podlasek, and S. Yücel

Copyright © 2011 M. A. Lakmichi 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

Animal bite is rare with few cases reported in the literature. The morbidity of animal bites is directly related to the severity of the initial wound. Most victims are boys, and dog bites are the most common injury. Infectious complications are unusual, since treatment is sought early (Wein 2007). Thus, urologists are not usually familiar with management and principles for treating this condition. The authors report the case of a 38-year-old male with a severe mule bite injury to the genitalia causing complete penile and anterior urethra amputation and scrotal wound with no involvement of its contents. To our knowledge, no such case had ever been reported in the medical literature. This kind of emergencies is challenging for urologists.