Cavernitis


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cavernitis

 

an inflammation of the corpora cavernosa of the penis.

Cavernitis is manifested by high body temperature and pain, redness, and swelling of the penis; an abscess may form relatively rapidly. Cavernitis arises acutely as a complication of local (ure-thritis) or systemic (sepsis) infectious processes. Cavernitis istreated with antibiotics, local heat, and surgery (lancing of abscesses).[11–-1–1]

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