Cryoablation of the penile nerves for chronic penile pain

Brittany Wordekemper, Brittany Clifton, Christopher M. Deibert

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We present a unique case of a 39-year-old male with a 20-year history of chronic penile pain. Unfortunately, there are currently very limited reports on how best to manage chronic penile pain, as chronic penile pain is a diagnosis of exclusion without any apparent disease. Here, we describe our patient’s clinical presentation of chronic penile pain, history of previously failed medical and procedural treatments, and eventually completion of cryoablation of the penile nerves. In this case study, we demonstrated that targeted cryoablation of the penile nerves is a potential treatment option for chronic penile pain that failed medical management. We also discuss the anatomy and innervation of the penis as it relates to sensation of chronic penile pain and subsequent cryoablation of the penile nerves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-418
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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