This man's penis is turning to bone, literally

Despite what you may think, this occurrence is 'relatively rare'

An incidental finding on X-ray made US doctors stand to attention recently when they discovered their patient’s penis was turning to bone.


The 63-year-old man went to an ED with knee pain after falling on a New York City footpath and, on physical examination, also complained of penile discomfort.

But a pelvic X-ray revealed a little more than expected, showing “extensive, plaque-like calcification along the expected distribution of the penis”, according to Urology Case Reports.

Yes, that’s right, the patient