Rupture of the corpus cavernosum of the penis.

@article{Sant1981RuptureOT,
  title={Rupture of the corpus cavernosum of the penis.},
  author={Grannum R. Sant},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={116 9},
  pages={1176-8}
}
Rupture of the corpus cavernosum ("fracture" of the penis) is an uncommon injury that occurs in an erect penis. The tunica albuginea is torn during coitus or as a result of external forces, resulting in sudden pain, swelling, and discoloration of the penis. Urethral rupture is associated with the cavernous injury in approximately 10% of cases. Treatment of the injury aims at full functional and cosmetic recovery. Nonoperative treatment results in a 10% incidence of penile deformity and requires… CONTINUE READING