Recurrent Penile Fracture
Shabir Ahmad Mir and Mumtaz Din Wani
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2013, 2:14
The fracture of the penis occurs when an erect penis is subjected to a blunt trauma that bends it abnormally. The tear in the tunica albuginea is usually transverse. Urethral injury occurs in 20% of these patients. Surgical treatment consists of exposure of the fracture site by a local incision or by degloving the penile skin from a distal circumcoronal incision1 and suturing the tear in the tunica albuginea with absorbable1, 2 or non-absorbable sutures. Collagen deposition is complete 6 weeks after the injury but there is a continuous gain in the tensile strength of the scar for 2 years, caused by remodeling of collagen.