Necrotizing cavernositis secondary to periodontal abscess

Margaret S Pearle, E. F. Wendel

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Spontaneous cavernositis is a distinctly uncommon entity. Corporeal infection and abscess formation have been described in association with priapism, cavernosography, intracavernous injection therapy, trauma and penile prostheses. We report a case of acute necrotizing cavernositis in a diabetic patient, which presumably originated with hematogenous seeding from a periodontal abscess. Isolation of typical oral pathogens from corporeal cultures provides bacteriological evidence of a dental source for the corporeal infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1138
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993


  • abscess
  • diabetes
  • infection
  • penile diseases
  • periodontal abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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