BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009442

Fracture penis: a case more heard about than seen in general surgical practice

  1. Anand S
  1. Department of General Surgery, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manash Ranjan Sahoo, manash67{at}


A 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a history of trauma to genitalia during intercourse. The patient reported the forceful collision between his penis and the bed and audible clicking sound with swollen penis thereafter. On examination, the genitalia was swollen with an ‘S’ shaped deformity. The skin over the swelling was apparently normal, with no local rise of temperature. A provisional diagnosis was made after clinical evaluation. Scrotum and testes examination revealed no abnormality. A subcoronal circumferential incision with de-gloving of penile skin was used to access the tunica. A rent in tunica albuginea and corpora cavernosa identified and the defect repaired with absorbable suture material after removal of clot and properly maintaining haemostasis. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful. The following case report demonstrates a typical case of fracture penis.

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