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Volume 5 (2005), Pages 39-41
Case Study

Spontaneous Penile (Cavernosal) Abscess: Case Report with Discussion of Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Management with Review of Literature

Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks, UK

Received 17 July 2004; Revised 21 November 2004; Accepted 24 November 2004

Copyright © 2005 Jayesh Sagar et al.


The rare presentation of spontaneous, corpus cavernosal abscess with evident pus discharge is reported. The 19-year-old English man was successfully treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics with long-term sequelae in form of mild, left-sided penile deviation, but normal erectile function. Though he did not require any further surgical intervention for correction of chordee at that time, there remains a possibility of it getting worse over time, which may ultimately need surgery for correction. The possible aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this rare condition are briefly discussed.