A rare case report of tricorpora penile fracture associated with urethral disruption

Gede Wirya Kusuma Duarsa, Muhlis Yusuf, Yudhistira Pradnyan Kloping, Ilham Akbar Rahman, Soetojo

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Penile fracture is defined as a tear of tunica albuginea that covers the corpus cavernosum during an erection. It is a rare finding that both the corpora cavernosum and corpora spongiosum are involved in penile fracture. Herewith, we reported a rare case of 44 years old presented with penile fracture during woman on top sex position with both corpora cavernosum and corpus spongiosum rupture with urethral disruption. On clinical examination, the penis was swollen, and there was a sudden loss of erection and ecchymosis. Cystoscopy examination revealed urethral rupture. Emergent surgical repair was then performed. During emergency surgery, we found a defect of 3 cm in bicorporal cavernosa with urethral and corpus spongiosum disruption. The penis was degloved, and debridement with water-tight suturing of tunica albuginea was performed to repair the tear in corpora cavernosa. End-to-end anastomosis urethroplasty with spatulation was also performed to repair the urethra. After 21 days following surgery, erectile function was good and no difficulties in voiding function as shown in uroflowmetry result with Qmax >15 mL/s. The patient had a favorable recovery. This was a rare case report, and with early and prompt surgical intervention, this case could result in a good outcome in preserving erectile function and voiding function.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107351
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • End-to-end anastomosis urethroplasty
  • Penile degloving
  • Penile fracture
  • Sexual health
  • Tricorpora rupture
  • Urethral disruption


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