Recent Injuries of External Genitalia: Clinical Aspects and Management


Aim: Report the epidemiological, clinicopathological characteristics and ensuring management of recent traumas of the external genitalia in Urology. Methods: This was a descriptive retrospective study of 47 cases of patients suffering from recent traumas of the external genitalia over a period of 5 years. The variables studied were sociodemographic, clinical, paraclinical, therapeutic and evolutionary. Results: A total of 47 patients, including 46 men, were managed. The mean age was 26.8 years, ranging from 6 to 56 years. The circumstances of occurrence were: the missteps of coitus (n = 16), traffic accidents (n = 9) and criminal injuries (n = 8). The fracture of the penis (n = 16) was the most common lesion followed by the scrotal wound (n = 11). The management was medical and surgical and varied by the type of lesion. The outcome was favorable in 91.5% of cases. Conclusion: The incidence of traumas of the external genitalia was 9.4 in urology department in N'Djamena. Penis fracture was the frequent lesion. The management is multidisciplinary, medical and surgical.

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Rimtebaye, K. , Mignagnal, K. , Tashkand, A. , Sillong, F. , Niang, L. and Magueye, G. (2015) Recent Injuries of External Genitalia: Clinical Aspects and Management. Open Journal of Urology, 5, 161-166. doi: 10.4236/oju.2015.59025.

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