Penile Fracture in A Patient With Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report


Guzelkucuk U., Duman I., Erten K., Yilmaz B., Tan A. K.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.59, no.3, pp.268-270, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tftr.47235
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-270

Abstract

Herein, we present a case of penile fracture (PF) in a patient with spinal cord injury (SCI). A 36-year-old male patient with T12 paraplegia ASIA-B fell during transfer from wheelchair to the bed. He had no complaint during the night. He observed swelling of the penis when he was doing clean intermittent catheterization in the morning. On physical examination, edema and ecchymosis were observed on the penis. Penil ultrasound revealed haematoma in the corpus cavernosum. The diagnosis of PF was established. Because the patient did not accept surgery, conservative treatment was performed. An indwelling catheter and Coban bandage were applied for 10 days. One month later, the appearance of the penis was normal. Patients with SCI might develop PF accidentally. Loss of sensation in SCI might cause delayed diagnosis of PF and increased complication risk. PP and its complications might further deteriorate the sexual or voiding problems that SCI patients already have.