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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}


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.

  • penile fracture
  • urology

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