Penis and scrotum
Reviewers: Antonio Cubilla, M.D. and Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Author/Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 February 2010, last major update February 2010
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● Rapidly progressing necrotizing inflammatory disease due to anaerobes in glans penis
● Also called Corbusís disease
● Caused by anaerobic microorganisms; associated with poor hygiene
● Rapidly progressive necrotizing inflammatory process due to anaerobes in glans penis
● May cause total necrosis of glans; although foreskin may be secondarily involved in advanced cases, the site of the lesion is the glans, sparing the penile fascia, dartos and foreskin (in contrast to Fournierís gangrene)
● Similar changes in distal penis are caused by penile necrosis in diabetic patients and by penile prosthesis
● Fournierís gangrene: involves penile fascia but not glans
End of Penis and scrotum > Infectious disorders > Gangrenous balanitis
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