Penetrating trauma to the scrotum and the corpora cavernosa caused by gunshot

Citation
V. Ficarra et al., Penetrating trauma to the scrotum and the corpora cavernosa caused by gunshot, UROL INTERN, 62(3), 1999, pp. 192-194
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS
ISSN journal
0042-1138 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
192 - 194
Database
ISI
SICI code
0042-1138(1999)62:3<192:PTTTSA>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
The authors describe a case of gunshot wound of the male genitalia by two l ow-velocity bullets. The first bullet caused a lesion of the right testicle and came out of the right hemiscrotum; the second one had penetrated the l eft gluteal region with no exit wound. The penile ultrasound confirmed the presence of the bullet at the root of the right corpus cavernosum. The pati ent underwent exploratory surgery, drainage of the voluminous bilateral scr otal hematoma, and suture of a laceration of the right-testicle cranial por tion. Due to the absence of active bleeding, voluminous hematoma and seriou s injuries in the corpus cavernosum, no surgical removal of the bullet in t he right corpus cavernosum was required. The patient regained a normal sexu al function 1 month after the operation.