Trauma to the Male External Genitalia: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Aspects at Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital of Ouagadougou


Objective: To describe the epidemiology, diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes of trauma to the external genitalia trauma. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive study over a period of six and a half years from January 1st, 2006 to June 30th, 2012. About 42 cases of trauma to the male external genitalia were received at the emergency department of General surgery and Urology of Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital of Ouagadougou. Results: The average age of the patients was 31.7 years and the age groups most affected were those between 16 - 26 years. Our study population were mainly pupils and students with 40.5% of cases. Causes of trauma to the external genitalia were mainly highway accident with 19 cases (45.2% of cases). 85.7% of patients presented on the day of the trauma. Scrotum and its contents were more exposed to trauma (30 cases) than penis (12 cases). Treatment was most often surgical (78.6%). The postoperative course was uneventful in 75% of the cases of testicular trauma and 72.7% of the cases of penile trauma. Conclusion: External genitalia traumas affect young people. Complications can be important like erectile dysfunction. However, the prognosis is good if treatment is early.

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Zango, B. , Kabore, F. , Pare, A. , Kirakoya, B. , Donega Yameogo, C. , Ouattara, A. and Zare, C. (2015) Trauma to the Male External Genitalia: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Aspects at Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital of Ouagadougou. Open Journal of Urology, 5, 103-108. doi: 10.4236/oju.2015.57016.

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