Sexual complications of penile frature in men who have sex with men

Vol. 44 (3): 550-554, May – June, 2018

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0520


ORIGINAL ARTICLE


Rodrigo Barros 1, Gabriel Lacerda 1, Alex Schul 1, Paulo Ornellas 1, Leandro Koifman 1, Luciano A. Favorito 2, 3
1 Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 2 Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ, Brasil; 3 Hospital Federal da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

ABSTRACT  

Objectives: Evaluate the demographic data, etiology, operative findings and results of surgical treatment of penile fracture (PF) in men who have sex with men(MSM) with emphasis on sexual complications.

Materials and Methods: We studied 216 patients underwent surgical correction of PF at our hospital. Patients self-identified as MSM were followed for at least 6 months. Demographic data, presentation, operative findings, International Index of Erection Function – 5 (IIEF-5) and the Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool.

Results: Of 216 PF cases, 4 (1.8%) were MSM. All cases resulted from sexual activity and all patients reported using the “doggy style” position during anal intercourse. Unilateral or bilateral injury of corpus cavernosum was found in 2 patients each. One (25%) patient had complete urethral injury associated with bilateral corpus caverno­sum lesion. During the follow-up period, all patients developed some type of sexual complication. One patient reported penile pain during intercourse. Another patient experienced low sexual desire and premature ejaculation. This patient was also dis­satisfied with the aesthetic result of the surgical scar and complained about decreased penis size after surgery. The third case developed delayed ejaculation. The fourth pa­tient experienced mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. This same patient presented with penile curvature. Finally, palpable fibrotic nodules in the operative area were observed in all cases.

Conclusions: Sexual activity in the “doggy style” position was the commonest cause of PF in MSM. Sexual dysfunction is always present in gay man after surgery for PF. However, additional studies with larger samples should be coinducted.

Keywords: Penis; Homosexuality; Coitus

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