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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-143

Experience in management of penile fracture at Al-Hilla teaching hospital

1 Department of Surgery, Al-Sadiq Teaching Hospital, Hilla, Iraq
2 Department of Surgery, Hammurabi College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

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Jawad Abdul-Hasan Masser
Department of Surgery, Al-Sadiq Teaching Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Hilla
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_10_20

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Background: Penile Fracture (PF), consider as uncommon emergency in the urological field occurring due to tear in the tunica albugina of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. Objective: This retrospective study aims to analyze the main presentation, management modalities and complications that occurred for the cases of penile fractures who are admitted to Al-Hilla teaching hospital over the last 10 years. Materials and Methods: Fifty-four patients who presented to our hospital with PF over a 10-year period from December 2006 to December 2016 were included in this study. Hospital records and data collected from all the urologists at Hilla Teaching Hospital using a direct questionnaire were evaluated for all patients with PF. All patients treated by immediate surgical exploration, hematoma evacuation and repair of the tear or tears founded. Results: Out of a total of 54 patients who are include in the study, there were 44 patients (81.48%) between 21 and 40 years old. Most of the injuries were on the left proximal side of the penis. In almost all of the cases, the patients were admitted for 2–4 days. All the patients were given intravenous antibiotics at the hospital and completed an oral course of treatment at home. Forty nine patients (90.7%) report satisfactory penile erection post operatively without pain. Rough sexual activity was the primary cause of the penile fractures in our study. Most patients presented within 4–24 h of sustaining the injury, and the rest presented within 1 day to 1 week. The injury was usually repaired immediately. Most patients reported that erectile function returned 2–7 days after surgery, while sexual intercourse returned 2 weeks after the surgery. Conclusions: Vigorous sexual intercourse is the most common etiological factor for fracture of the penis for cases included in this study. Surgical repair is associated with a low complication rate. According to the results of our study, immediate surgical repair is strongly recommended.

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