An unusual cause of a penetrating injury to the anterior urethra: A thorny situation

Guan Hee Tan, Chee Kong Christopher Ho, B. Bahadzor, Praveen Singam, Eng Hong Goh, A. R. Afdzillah, Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin

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Abstract

Concurrent penetrating injury to the male external genitalia and the anterior urethra is uncommon. This case illustrates an unusual cause of such an injury, and its subsequent management and outcome. A 69-year-old man had his scrotum and anterior urethra pierced by a long thorn when he fell in his farm. He presented with urine leakage from the scrotal wound each time he micturated. Cystoscopic examination confirmed the cause and extent of the injury, and also facilitated the extraction of the thorn. The injury was allowed time to heal by urinary diversion with a urinary catheter. There were no stricture or fistula formations and the patient remained symptom-free at 3 months follow-up. Careful cystoscopic examination was both diagnostic and therapeutic in this case. A conservative approach is a feasible option in the management of selected cases of penetrating anterior urethral injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume164
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Urethra
Wounds and Injuries
Male Genitalia
Urinary Catheters
Urinary Diversion
Scrotum
Case Management
Fistula
Pathologic Constriction
Urine

Keywords

  • Genitalia
  • Injuries
  • Male
  • Urethra
  • Wounds

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  • Medicine(all)

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Tan, G. H., Ho, C. K. C., Bahadzor, B., Singam, P., Goh, E. H., Afdzillah, A. R., & Md. Zainuddin, Z. (2013). An unusual cause of a penetrating injury to the anterior urethra: A thorny situation. Clinica Terapeutica, 164(1), 35-37. https://doi.org/10.7417/CT.2013.1509

An unusual cause of a penetrating injury to the anterior urethra : A thorny situation. / Tan, Guan Hee; Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Bahadzor, B.; Singam, Praveen; Goh, Eng Hong; Afdzillah, A. R.; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 164, No. 1, 2013, p. 35-37.

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Tan, Guan Hee ; Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Bahadzor, B. ; Singam, Praveen ; Goh, Eng Hong ; Afdzillah, A. R. ; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli. / An unusual cause of a penetrating injury to the anterior urethra : A thorny situation. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2013 ; Vol. 164, No. 1. pp. 35-37.
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