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Penile Fracture

Penile Fracture

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Penile fracture is an uncommon condition that results from the abrupt bending of the erect penis.

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Abrupt bending of the erect penis can result in a tear in the tunica albuginea (the lining of the erectile bodies). This results in the instantaneous loss of the erection. In extreme cases, a tear in the urethra (urine channel) can also occur.

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Penile fracture is considered a urologic emergency and when a penile fracture is suspected an urgent urologic consultation is needed. Failure to repair the tunica albuginea injury is associated with the development of delayed penile curvature and erectile dysfunction (ED).

Penile Fracture - Risks & Causes

Summary: 

Penile fracture results from direct trauma to the erect penis.

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Penile Fracture - Symptoms & Evaluation

Summary: 

When the patient presents for evaluation, it is essential that an urgent urologic consultation be sought. Failure to repair the tunica albuginea rupture is associated with the development of delayed penile curvature and erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Penile Fracture - Treatment Options

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If a penile fracture is suspected, immediate operative exploration is recommended.

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS | Cornell Urology

Peter N. Schlegel

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Weill Cornell Medicine

Marc Goldstein

M.D., F.A.C.S.

212.746.5470
212.746.5470
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
Brady Urologic Health Center
Dr.  Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D.

Darius A. Paduch

M.D., Ph.D.

212.746.5309
212.746.5309
AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Medicaid, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. James A. Kashanian, M.D.

James A. Kashanian

M.D.

212-746-5309
212-746-5309
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, GHI, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Community Plan - Essential Plan, UHC Community Plan - Medicaid Plan, UHC Compass, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery

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