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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 221-223

Fracture of the penis. A report of two cases

Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

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B T Ugwu
Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

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We present two cases of fracture of the penis in two young men at the extremes of the social strata the first an unemployed tailor while the other a practicing engineer. The first one was a bachelor while the other was married with children. In the first case, the fracture occurred during masturbation while in the second case it occurred during consensual intercourse with his wife on top. In the first case the fracture occurred at the base of the penis with associated rupture of the deep dorsal vein while in the second case it affected the mid-shaft with urethral rupture and blood at the tip of the penis at presentation. Both of them presented within two hours of their injuries with deformed, swollen and tender penis. Laubscher's subcoronal sleeve operation with evacuation of clots and repair of the tear with absorbable sutures to ensure a leak-proof repair was promptly performed with no complications. Both patients experienced spontaneous erection whilst in hospital even with indwelling catheter in place. The wife of the second case became pregnant six months after the repair. Counseling was successful with the engineer but was unsuccessful with the tailor-bachelor who continued with masturbation despite professional help. Though we published the first case of fracture of the penis in this centre almost a decade ago, we still found it necessary to report these new cases managed after we created awareness of this uncommon condition in our environment in order to highlight the presentations and the factors that influenced outcome.

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