A case of cavernosal abscess after neglected penile fracture and bacteremia

Urol Ann. Jul-Sep 2019;11(3):328-330. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_104_18.


Penile abscess is a urological entity rarely described in the literature. It has been associated with injection therapy for erectile dysfunction, penile instrumentation, trauma and priapism. Identified risk factors include immunosuppresion and pre-existing local or distant infection. Common causal microorganisms include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci and Bacteroides. We herein report on a case of penile abscess in a 37-year-old patient occurring after sexual trauma and presenting with bacteremia.

Keywords: Bacteremia; cavernosal abscess; penile fracture.

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