Penile fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Sharp pain during sexual intercourse followed by swelling of his penis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is a 15 mm breach in the tunica albuginea of the right cavernous body giving rise to a large hematoma, 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 hematoma.

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Case information

rID: 31762
Published: 26th Oct 2014
Last edited: 15th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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