27-Year-Old Man Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Fracturing His Penis

In a rare and startling case, a 27-year-old man from Tunisia underwent emergency surgery after fracturing his penis in two places while sleeping, resulting in what doctors described as an ‘eggplant’ deformity.

The unnamed patient reportedly rolled over onto his erect penis during sleep, causing an audible snapping sound and immediate intense pain.

Published in the International Surgery of Case Reports, doctors detailed the urgent need for surgical intervention due to the severity of penile fractures.

Despite the alarming nature of the injury, the patient delayed seeking medical attention for 36 hours.

Upon examination, doctors noted significant swelling, a deviation to the right, and a blood clot at the base of the penis.

The characteristic ‘eggplant deformity,’ where the penis becomes swollen and discolored like an eggplant, indicated a fracture or break in the penile tissue.

While the penis itself doesn’t contain bones, the term ‘fracture’ is used to describe tears in the tunica albuginea, the tissue responsible for penile enlargement and erection.

Under general anesthesia, surgeons carefully examined and repaired the two fractures, measuring 7 millimeters and 10 millimeters respectively.

Remarkably, experiencing multiple penile fractures is exceedingly rare in medical practice.

Following the successful surgery, the patient’s lacerations were sutured, and he was discharged from the hospital.

Within two days, the swelling had significantly subsided, and by the fourth day, he had regained full erectile function.

Fortunately, the patient experienced no long-term complications related to urination or sexual function during the 12-month follow-up period, as reported by medical professionals.


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