1: Arch Esp Urol. 2003 May;56(4):434-6.
Necrosis de pene en paciente diabetico, presentacion de un caso. Lopez P., Sanchez M., Pineiro F., Parra M., Gomez C., Garcia A. Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital del Bierzo, Ponferrada, Leon, Espana. OBJECTIVES: To present a short review of the diagnosis, clinical features, and treatment of male genitalia necrosis under the format of a case report. METHODS: We review the case of a diabetic patient without good blood sugar control who suffered from various diabetic complications diagnosed and treated at our hospital of a penile necrosis. We perform a bibliographic review about male genitalia necrosis regarding its etiology, diagnosis and treatment. RESULTS: Male genitalia necrosis is a rare disease but it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The present case was diagnosed at the emergency room at our Hospital. Conservative treatment with antibiotic therapy and corticosteroid ointments was undertaken successfully. CONCLUSIONS: To perform an etiologic evaluation of the necrosis (dry or infectious) is important to select the right treatment. The high mortality of these diseases requires a precise and early diagnosis, since this influences the good or bad evolution of the disease.