Penis and scrotum
Reviewer: Antonio Cubilla, M.D. and Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 June 2013, last major update February 2010
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- Rapidly progressing necrotizing inflammatory disease due to anaerobes in glans penis
- Also called Corbusís disease
- 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)
- Caused by anaerobic microorganisms; associated with poor hygiene
- May cause total necrosis of glans
- Similar changes in distal penis are caused by penile necrosis in diabetic patients and by penile prosthesis
End of Penis and scrotum > Inflammatory lesions > Gangrenous balanitis
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