Cavernite (cavemitis)- inflammatory disease of the cavernous (cavernous) bodies of the penis. Refers to not frequent pathology.
The disease is usually of gonorrheal origin. The pathogen enters the cavernous bodies with pus and forms a limited or diffuse inflammatory process.
Cavernite may develop due to:
There are chronic (spongiositis) and acute forms of the disease in which a limited or diffuse inflammatory process develops.
When a cavernous cavity appears in one of the cavernous bodies, an inflammatory infiltration appears, which is manifested by the appearance of painful induration in the penis.
With acute cavernous disease begins acutely, suddenly. There is pain in the penis, which can be very pronounced. The penis increases, its skin becomes red, edematous.An erection may occur that is not associated with sexual arousal. At the same time, the general symptoms of an inflammatory disease — headache, chills, weakness, and an increase in body temperature — are found in the sick person.
If no therapeutic measures are taken, the infiltrate formed in the cavernous body may fester. In this case, an abscess of the cavernous body appears, which quickly erupts into the lumen of the urethra. In consequence, scar tissue grows at the site of an abscess, and this leads to a curvature of the penis during erection, which can cause great inconvenience or even make sexual intercourse impossible.
Chronic cavernitis arises from an undertreated acute process, but more often develops as a primary chronic process. Manifested in the form of low-painful inflammatory formation of different lengths.
It is carried out necessarily in the hospital because of the danger of the development of the described complications. The treatment of the underlying disease that led to the development of cavernitis, a course of antibiotic therapy.Additionally applied products with absorbable effect. When the acute phase of inflammation passes, local thermal and physiotherapy procedures are resorted to. If a cavernous abscess has developed, it is opened and drained.