Penile Fournier's gangrene

Todd Yecies, Daniel J. Lee, Maximiliano Sorbellini, Ranjith Ramasamy

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e31
JournalUrology
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Yecies, T., Lee, D. J., Sorbellini, M., & Ramasamy, R. (2013). Penile Fournier's gangrene. Urology, 82(4), e31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2013.07.025