Aubergine sign (penis)

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

Inspired signs

Article information

rID: 29628
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Egg-plant sign
  • Eggplant sign
  • Egg-plant deformity
  • Eggplant deformity
  • Aubergine deformity

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Cases and figures

  • 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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