Idiopathic Cavernosal Abscess: An Uncommon Case Report

  • Pedro Simões de Oliveira Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
  • Tiago Ribeiro de Oliveira Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
  • Sandro Gaspar Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
  • David Martinho Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
  • Francisco Martins Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
  • Tomé Lopes Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa
Keywords: Abscess, Drainage, Penile Diseases

Abstract

Cavernosal abscess is an uncommon condition. It can be idiopathic or with an underlying cause. Surgical drainage and systemic antibiotics remain the first line of treatment regarding long-term sequelae. The authors report a rare case of a 51-year-old man with a bilateral cavernosal abscess with no underlying cause. The patient was treated with surgical drainage and systemic antibiotics. Culture of pus was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. There were no sequelae at six-month follow-up.

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Author Biography

Pedro Simões de Oliveira, Serviço de Urologia, CHLN - Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa

Urology

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Published
2018-07-25