BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226562
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Penile fracture after priapism due to sildenafil ingestion: out of frying pan into the fire

  1. Samarth Agarwal
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deepanshu Sharma, drdeepanshu{at}
  • Accepted 1 August 2018
  • Published 14 August 2018


A 36-year-old man presented to our department with complaints of swelling, pain and deformed penis for 2 days. He had a history of 100 mg sildenafil ingestion, following which he sustained a prolonged erection that persisted even after sexual intercourse. He tried vigorous masturbation to relieve it, but he failed. After this exercise, while he was sleeping, his child mistakenly fell over his erect penis, following which he developed sudden severe pain in his penis and …

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