Article: A. Martinschek, M. Höppner, C. Sparwasser (Germany)

Management of Genital Injuries – from Trauma to Reconstruction

Penile and scrotal trauma are rarely life-threatening injuries, however very often associated with a loss of erectile respectively micturition function and/or fertility. In the initial phase of treatment, a safe urinary diversion is mandatory. The real dimension of genital trauma especially from battlefield injuries in most cases can be determined by surgical exploration only. The restoration of sexual function and micturition may require repeated and very complex reconstructive surgery.