Penile and scrotal involvement in Buerger's disease

Yalçın Ö.

ANDROLOGY, no.40 (6), pp.401-403, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-403
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obiiterans) is a recurrent inf]amınatory, nonatherosclerotic Vasoocclusive disease, which t1pically affects small aırd medium-sized arteries, veins and nerves of the upper and lower extremities. Although the exact underlying causes of Buerger's disease are still unknown, the disease is strongly associated with tobacco smoking. Affected patients are mostly young male smokers who develop ulcers and gangrene of the toes and fingers as a result of vascular ischaemia. We report a 47-year-old man with scrotal and penile necrosis. Partial penectomi, scrotal debridement and urethra-cutaneous anastomosis were performed.