J Accid Emerg Med 17:425-426 doi:10.1136/emj.17.6.425
  • Case report

Snap without crackle or pop: a rude awakening. A case history of penile fracture

  1. P Gilligan,
  2. M Smith,
  3. F Todd,
  4. P Bradley,
  5. A Shenton
  1. Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Gilligan, 1 Far Moss, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7NU, UK(p.gilligan{at}
  • Accepted 26 April 2000


Penile fracture is a rare but worrying condition. The presentation to accident and emergency or primary care should not present difficulty in diagnosis but may cause concern with regard to initial treatment and definitive management. Emergency admission to a urologist is mandatory.


  • Funding: none.

  • Conflicts of interest: none.

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