Penile fractures are classically described as presenting with rapid detumescence of an erection associated with blunt trauma. This clinical finding is due to a tear in the tunica albuginea surrounding the corpora cavernosum. In this study, we report and discuss a case of trichotillomania and penile bending impulse resulting in penile fracture, which was operated in the urology clinic. The possible psychological and psychiatric problems underlying the impulsive behavior are discussed, and the value of a psychiatric evaluation is emphasized.
Penile fracture, impulse control, trichotillomania
CUMURCU, BİRGÜL ELBOZAN; KAYA, BURHANETTİN; ÇELİKEL, FERYAL ÇAM; SOYLU, AHMET; and ERDEMİR, FİKRET (2007) "An Impulse Control Disorder Case with Penile Fracture and Trichotillomania," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 37: No. 6, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol37/iss6/12