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Title: Male genital trauma

Abstract

We have attempted to discuss genital trauma in relatively broad terms. In most cases, patients present with relatively minimal trauma. However, because of the complexity of the structures involved, minimal trauma can lead to significant disability later on. The process of erection requires correct functioning of the arterial, neurologic, and venous systems coupled with intact erectile bodies. The penis is composed of structures that are compliant and distensible to the limits of their compliance. These structures therefore tumesce in equal proportion to each other, allowing for straight erection. Relatively minimal trauma can upset this balance of elasticity, leading to disabling chordee. Likewise, relatively minimal injuries to the vascular erectile structures can lead to significantly disabling spongiofibrosis. The urethra is a conduit of paramount importance. Whereas the development of stricture is generally related to the nature of the trauma, the extent of stricture and of attendant complications is clearly a function of the immediate management. Overzealous debridement can greatly complicate subsequent reconstruction. A delicate balance between aggressive initial management and maximal preservation of viable structures must be achieved. 38 references.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6823526
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6823526
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clin. Plast. Surg.; (United States); Journal Volume: 15:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; MALE GENITALS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION INJURIES; REVIEWS; SKIN; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; DOCUMENT TYPES; INJURIES; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man

Citation Formats

Jordan, G.H., and Gilbert, D.A. Male genital trauma. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Jordan, G.H., & Gilbert, D.A. Male genital trauma. United States.
Jordan, G.H., and Gilbert, D.A. Fri . "Male genital trauma". United States.
@article{osti_6823526,
title = {Male genital trauma},
author = {Jordan, G.H. and Gilbert, D.A.},
abstractNote = {We have attempted to discuss genital trauma in relatively broad terms. In most cases, patients present with relatively minimal trauma. However, because of the complexity of the structures involved, minimal trauma can lead to significant disability later on. The process of erection requires correct functioning of the arterial, neurologic, and venous systems coupled with intact erectile bodies. The penis is composed of structures that are compliant and distensible to the limits of their compliance. These structures therefore tumesce in equal proportion to each other, allowing for straight erection. Relatively minimal trauma can upset this balance of elasticity, leading to disabling chordee. Likewise, relatively minimal injuries to the vascular erectile structures can lead to significantly disabling spongiofibrosis. The urethra is a conduit of paramount importance. Whereas the development of stricture is generally related to the nature of the trauma, the extent of stricture and of attendant complications is clearly a function of the immediate management. Overzealous debridement can greatly complicate subsequent reconstruction. A delicate balance between aggressive initial management and maximal preservation of viable structures must be achieved. 38 references.},
doi = {},
journal = {Clin. Plast. Surg.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 15:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1988},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1988}
}