Methylene blue-guided repair of fractured penis.

Citation:
Shaeer, O., "Methylene blue-guided repair of fractured penis.", The journal of sexual medicine, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 349-54, 2006 Mar.

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Fracture of the penis is a condition where excessive force applied to the long axis of the penis in the erect state results in rupture of the tunica albuginea of the corpus cavernosum. Surgical management can be confusing and time-consuming due to the concealment of the tear in organized blood and edematous tissue, necessitating extensive dissection in friable traumatized tissues, especially if the tear is a small one, or if there are multiple tears.

AIM: The present work investigates the value of methylene blue in aiding the localization of tunical and urethral tears in such cases.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twelve cases with delayed presentation of fracture penis were managed. In six patients, methylene blue was injected into the corpora cavernosa and through the urethral meatus to point out tears. In the other six patients, methylene blue was not used.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Operative time and complication rate.

RESULTS: Operative time was considerably less in the group that received methylene blue, and the repair was more straightforward. Complications issued only in the group that did not receive methylene blue considering the extensive lengthy dissection.

CONCLUSION: Methylene blue-guided repair for trauma of the penis is an easy, reliable, safe, and fast method for spotting tears in the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa or in the urethra, eliminating the need for unnecessary lengthening.

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