Uretroplastia término terminal y reconstrucción cavernosa temprana en ruptura bilateral de origen traumático

Translated title of the contribution: End-to-End Urethroplasty and Early Cavernous Reconstruction in Bilateral Rupture of Traumatic Origin

Marcos David Vargas-Silva, Ana María Ortiz-Zableh, Nicolás Villareal-Trujillo, Guillermo Sarmiento-Sarmiento

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Abstract

Introduction. Penile fracture is a rare urological emergency, the real incidence is unknown given the underreporting caused by the reduced consultation of patients, resulting from the embarrassing context. In the United States it reaches 38%, where sexual etiology predominates. In Colombia there are few published reports. The diagnosis of this entity is purely clinical. The aim of this work is to report a satisfactory evolution in terms of voiding and erectile function in a patient who underwent early cavernous and urethral reconstruction in bilateral rupture of traumatic origin by means of an unconventional surgical technique, in accordance with what has been found in the literature. Case Presentation. A 30-year-old male patient, previously healthy, consulted the emergency department for urethrorrhagia, edema and penile pain secondary to blunt trauma to the penis during sexual intercourse. The ultrasound report showed disruption in the tunica albuginea of the corpus spongiosum, hematoma and apparent urethral transection; surgical exploration was performed 6 hours later, with evidence of fracture of the corpora cavernosa, laceration of 40% of the circumference, complete transection of the urethra and corpus spongiosum. Sutures to the corpora cavernosa and end-to-end urethroplasty of the bulbar urethra were performed, with satisfactory clinical evolution. Discussion. Surgical reconstruction in less than 24 hours in penile fractures significantly reduces hospital stay and early complications; it also reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction, painful erections and voiding problems. There are no publications comparing long-term results between the two surgical approaches. Conclusions. Penile fracture is a rare pathology with clinical diagnosis, which should be managed early by any urologist and, if possible, with reconstructive experience and excellent results in sexual and voiding function.

Translated title of the contributionEnd-to-End Urethroplasty and Early Cavernous Reconstruction in Bilateral Rupture of Traumatic Origin
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalMedUNAB
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2022

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