Abscess of corpus cavernosum penis is a rare infection condition. A 69-year-old-man was referred to our hospital with gradual development of penis swelling. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed abscess formation in the corpus cavernosum. There was no apparent cause of his penile abscess from either history or clinical examination. Open drainage improved his clinical symptoms transiently. However, severe penile pain relapsed, and abscess progressively extended in die corpus cavernosum and spongiosum, necessitating total penectomy. The surgical specimen revealed intensive inflammation and his condition improved immediately after penectomy.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Japonica|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Mar 1|
- Corpus cavernosum
- Penile abscess
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