West African Journal of Medicine

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Penile fracture in a patient with stuttering priapism

TA Badmus, ARK Adesunkanmi, AO Ogunrombi


Penile fracture commonly results from trauma of sexual intercourse or masturbation. It is common in the Middle East and America, but rare in Nigeria and sub-Sahara Africa.

We present a case of penile fracture, an uncommon urologic emergency, complicating priapism, another urologic emergency; precipitated in an unusual circumstance. This report illustrates a 30-year-old undergraduate who has suffered stuttering priapism for about a week and developed penile fracture while forcefully packing the erect organ. He presented early in the hospital and had emergency surgical repair. Prognosis was good. A review of literature is also presented.

Immediate surgical repair offers good prognosis in the management of this emergency.

Key Words: Penile fracture, Penile bending, Stuttering priapism, Non-sickler and Primary repair.


Une fracture de penile le plus souvent consequences de traumatisme des rapports sexuels ou masturbation onanisme. Elle est plus courant au Moyen Orient et en Amerique mais rare au Nigeria et en Afrique sous sahara. Nous présentons un cas d'une fracture de pénile, une urologie d'urgence peu commun priapism douloureux ou de complications, un autre urologie; precipite a des circonstances peu ordinaire. Ce rapport illustre le cas d'un étudiant âgé de 30 ans qui etait frappé d'une maladie begaiement priapism pendant une semaine et il est atteint d'une fracture de pénile pendant qu'il était en train d' empaqueter l'erection penienne avec la force. Il s'était présenté tres tôt a l'hôpital et subi une intevention chirurgicale d'urgence. La prognose était bonne. On a également donné un bilan de la litterature. L'intervention chirurgicale d'urgence a donné une bonne prognose dans la prise en charge de cette urgence.

West African Journal of Medicine Vol.23(3) 2004: 270-272
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