Penile fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


The patient experienced a sharp pain during sexual intercourse followed by swelling of his penis.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

There is a 15 mm breach in the tunica albuginea of the right cavernous body giving rise to a large haematoma, that appears mostly hyperintense on both T1 and T2 weighted sequences.

Case Discussion

Penile "fracture" is actually a rupture of the wall of the corpus cavernosum caused by trauma to an erect penis, most commonly during sexual intercourse or autoerotic manipulation. MRI is helpful especially in the presence of massive swelling and haematoma.

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Case information

rID: 31762
Case created: 26th Oct 2014
Last edited: 9th Oct 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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