Turkish Journal of Urology
ANDROLOGY - Original Article

Sexual function outcomes and risk factors of erectile dysfunction after surgical repair of penile fracture


Department of Urology, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India

Turk J Urol 2021; 47: 106-112
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2020.20311
Read: 177 Downloads: 45 Published: 12 October 2020

Objective: To determine the erectile dysfunction (ED), overall sexual function, and risk factors for developing ED after surgical repair of penile fracture.

Material and methods: This was an ambispective observational study conducted from September 2014 to August 2019, which included 68 patients with a clinical diagnosis of penile fracture. The clinical presentation, etiology, and surgical details were recorded. Patients were contacted via telephone and called for follow-up. Their sexual function was objectively recorded using the sexual health inventory for men questionnaire, erection hardness grading scale, and the brief male sexual function inventory (BMSFI). Patients were categorized in 2 groups on the basis of ED. These 2 groups were compared on the basis of preoperative and intraoperative factors to determine the predictors of postoperative ED.

Results: The mean age at presentation was 33.64±9.46 (range, 19–54) years. The most common mode of injury was injury during the sexual intercourse (78%). All the patients underwent surgical exploration through subcoronal degloving incision. On follow-up, 7 patients (11.3%) developed ED (mild ED, 5 patients; mild-to-moderate ED, 2 patients). Per BMSFI, 58 (93.5%) patients had no bothersome issues with their sexual life, and they were mostly satisfied. The significant risk factors for ED were age >50 years and bilateral corporal involvement.

Conclusion: Penile fracture is a true urological emergency, and prompt diagnosis by clinical acumen and emergent surgical exploration provide good functional results with low morbidity. The main predictors of postsurgical ED are increasing age (>50 years) and bilateral corporal involvement.

Cite this article as: Sharma G, Mandal S, Bhowmik P, Gupta P, Bahal B, Sharma PK. Sexual function outcomes and risk factors of erectile dysfunction after surgical repair of penile fracture. Turk J Urol 2021; 47(2): 106-12.

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