Aubergine sign (penis)

Dr Andrew Dixon et al.

The aubergine sign (also known as egg-plant sign or deformity) is a clinical sign of a fractured penis. Haemorrhage beyond the tunica albuginea produces swelling and bruising of the penis simulating the appearance of an aubergine.  


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Article Information

rID: 29628
Systems: Urogenital, Trauma
Section: Signs
Tags: penis, trauma
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Egg-plant sign
  • Eggplant sign
  • Egg-plant deformity
  • Eggplant deformity

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    Figure 1: aubergine or eggplant
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    Figure 2: clinical photgraph - aubergine sign
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    Case 1: MRI correlation
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