Blunt Trauma to the Penis Post Penile Augmentation Surgery: Case Report

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: Blunt trauma to the penis is a rare but potentially serious injury that can occur by various mechanisms (e.g., kicks, accidents, sexual activity, and falls). The most common clinical presentation is sudden pain, swelling, and discoloration. Depending on the type and severity of injury, management can include conservative treatment or surgery, with the ultimate goal being the prevention of delayed complications. Case presentation: A 30-year-old male presented with penile pain, swelling, and redness as a result of blunt trauma to his penis 1 week after penile enhancement surgery using a subcutaneous soft silicone implant. Once the patient’s blood pressure was stabilized, surgical management consisted of exploration with evacuation of a large hematoma and removal of the subcutaneous penile implant to avoid further perioperative and postoperative bleeding. Discussion: Postoperative bleeding is a risk factor associated with almost all types of surgical procedures, and its prevention is best achieved by identification and elimination of potential causes pre- and postoperatively. Hypertension is another risk factor for excessive postsurgical bleeding, particularly bleeding associated with prosthetic implant surgeries, and should be considered for any potential surgical patient. Conclusion: With penile prosthesis and implant surgery, hypertension is an especially serious risk factor. Early surgical management is warranted in cases involving a major hematoma and swelling. Even cases with minimal bleeding should be evaluated in a timely manner, with surgical treatment indicated, rather than watchful waiting, to prevent further damage to the penis.

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J. Elist, J. , Shirvanian, V. , Hosseini, A. and Mirgoli, O. (2014) Blunt Trauma to the Penis Post Penile Augmentation Surgery: Case Report. Open Journal of Urology, 4, 132-136. doi: 10.4236/oju.2014.411023.

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