Title

Corpus Cavernosum Abscess Secondary to Traumatic Perforation of Urethral Diverticulum

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Bayonet Point

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

2-18-2020

Keywords

urethral diverticulum, penile abscess, corpus cavernosum, peptoniphilus, foley catheter, wound infection, wound vac, corporal cavernotomy, urethral perforation

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Internal Medicine | Urology

Abstract

Abscess of the corpus cavernosum is a condition that occurs most commonly as a result of penile injection, priapism, sexually transmitted infections, and trauma. The diagnosis of corpus cavernosum abscess is made through imaging, typically computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound. The preferred method of treatment for corpus cavernosum abscess is incision, drainage, and antibiotic therapy. Urethral diverticulum (UD) is defined as a saccular outpouching of the urethral lumen. We present a unique case of corpus cavernosum abscess secondary to perforation of a UD requiring extensive surgical intervention and resulting in long-term complications.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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