Rupture of the cavernous body diagnosed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound: Presentation of a clinical case

  • Lucio Dell'Atti | dellatti@hotmail.com Department of Urology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.
  • Simone Scarcella Department of Urology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.
  • Giulio Argalia Department of Radiology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.
  • Lorenzo Montesi Department of Urology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.
  • Gian Marco Giuseppetti Department of Radiology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.
  • Andrea Benedetto Galosi Department of Urology, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy.

Abstract

Penile trauma represents a urological emergency characterized by the breaking of the albuginea tunic. A fast diagnosis and early surgical repair are the best treatments to avoid post-operative sequelae such as curvatures or deformities of the penis. An ultrasound evaluation may not be able to identify the injury in the tunica albuginea due to the edematous swelling of the penis and clots within the tear deteriorate the image contrast and can hide the injury. We here report a case study of successful management via surgical treatment for rupture of the cavernous body diagnosed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound in a young patient with penile trauma.

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Published
2018-06-30
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Penile fracture, Trauma, Ultrasound, Contrast enhanced ultrasonography
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Dell’Atti, L., Scarcella, S., Argalia, G., Montesi, L., Giuseppetti, G. M., & Galosi, A. (2018). Rupture of the cavernous body diagnosed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound: Presentation of a clinical case. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 90(2), 143-144. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2018.2.143