ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
Case Report
Complete penile skin necrosis
1 Department of Urology, Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey  
3 Department of Urology, Adıyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2017; 43: 556-559
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.17802
Key Words: Infection; necrosis; penile

Superficial penile skin infections may be presented in different clinical situations that vary from simple infection to organ loss and serious morbidity and mortality. Antibiotic treatment and, if necessary, urgent debridement is required. A 46-year-old male patient with the complaints of urethral discharge and pain admitted to our outpatient clinic. He declared that there were midpenil tenderness and erythema 14 days ago which occurred after sexual intercourse. Complete penile skin necrosis with purulent discharge was detected in physical examination. After wound debridement and 14-days of intravenous antibiotic treatment, wound site culture was negative and then full-thickness skin grafting was performed. Urgent antibiotic treatment should be given, especially for the skin infections of the genital area. Despite the rapid spread of antibiotic treatment, clinical presentation may worsen within hours. It should be noted that especially in diabetics and elderly patients with poor hygiene, the infection may spread to anogenital region and may lead to fulminant necrotizing fasciitis which can present with severe morbidity and mortality. Reconstructive surgery is planned after the control of infection and according to the amount of tissue loss.



Cite this article as: Pektaş A, Karakaş AÖ, Çift A, Yücel MÖ. Complete penile skin necrosis. Turk J Urol 2017; 43(4): 556-9.

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