Partial Penectomy for Dry Penile Gangrene in a Patient With Penile Calciphylaxis

Grant R. Pollock, Jiping Zeng, Matthew Gretzer

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Abstract

Penile calciphylaxis is a difficult urologic condition to manage. First described by Wood et al in 1997, penile calciphylaxis is a rare cause of penile gangrene.1 One study found the overall mortality rate associated with penile calciphylaxis to be 64%, with a mean time to death of 2.5 months.2 Additionally, no statistically significant difference in survival has been seen between patients treated with penectomy and those treated nonoperatively.3 We report a case of penile calciphylaxis in a patient treated with partial penectomy with scrotoplasty who has survived greater than 1 year without any complication or progression of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e3-e4
JournalUrology
Volume141
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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