Penile Fournier's gangrene - Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is a fulminant, necrotizing soft-tissue infection of the genital, perineal, and perianal regions.

Fournier's isolated to the penis is a rare occurrence due the highly vascular nature of the penis. Reported occurrences of penile Fournier's gangrene have occurred in the setting of a clear vascular or traumatic insult. Here we present a case of Fournier's gangrene isolated to the penis in an adult with calciphylaxis secondary to end-stage renal disease.

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Yecies T, Lee DJ, Sorbellini M, Ramasamy R.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Reference: Urology. 2013 Oct;82(4):e31.
doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.07.025

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24075005 Infections Section