A 63-year-old man went to the emergency room at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx severe pain in the left knee after the fall This visit revealed an unexpected and very rare disease.
A patient with a history of alcoholism was considered healthy by doctors who examined him for a blow to the joint. However, the older adult told them that he felt discomfort in the penis, so he had a pelvic x-ray.
The results showed that the member turned into bone and looked sharp on X-rays. So strange is this pathology, which was published in the journal Case reports of urology.
"Penis ossification, a rare condition, is associated with Peyronie's disease. Ossification usually takes place in the middle of the penis shaft with several cases along the entire axis, as in this case"Says the study.
There are less than 40 cases of this disease in the world, consisting of calcification of soft tissues. Hardened plaque reduces elasticity and causes curvature during erection, which causes erectile dysfunction.
"Our patient has gone through an acute phase of illness due to pain in the penis," said doctors. Treatment depends on the extent of the condition and the patient's symptoms.
Unfortunately, the subject did not listen to doctors and will not undergo any treatment, so the above-mentioned pain and symptoms will get worse.