BMJ Case Reports 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-215385

Penile fracture

  1. Chandan Das1
  1. 1Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sahil Gupta, sahil.self{at}
  • Accepted 1 May 2016
  • Published 13 May 2016


A 32-year-old man presented to our emergency department, with pain, swelling and a dorsal curvature in his penis. He had severe pain and lost tumescence with a snapping sound during vigorous sexual intercourse. On examination, he had a swelling with ecchymosis on the ventral aspect of his penis causing an acute dorsal angulation (figure 1). There was no blood at the meatus/haematuria. Taking the typical history and examination findings into account, the diagnosis of penile fracture was made. Ultrasound showed a focal tear …

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