Corpus Cavernosum Abscess Secondary to Traumatic Perforation of Urethral Diverticulum
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
urethral diverticulum, penile abscess, corpus cavernosum, peptoniphilus, foley catheter, wound infection, wound vac, corporal cavernotomy, urethral perforation
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Internal Medicine | Urology
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.
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Gore T C, Schepcoff A, Sorresso D (February 18, 2020) Corpus Cavernosum Abscess Secondary to Traumatic Perforation of Urethral Diverticulum. Cureus 12(2): e7032. doi:10.7759/cureus.7032