Acute partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum: imaging findings on ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging


      Partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum is a rare disease of unknown etiology; the thrombosis is always located in the proximal part of the corpus cavernosum, usually unilaterally. Typical clinical presentation with perineal pain and swelling in combination with cross-sectional imaging allows one to confidentially establish this diagnosis.


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