Penile Rings: No Innovation without Evaluation

  • Sherif Monib General Surgery Department, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Bassem Amr General Surgery Department, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Keywords

Penile rings, penile strangulation, sexual activity

Abstract

Penile strangulation is a rare clinical entity which if left untreated can cause serious urogenital problems. We present the case of 45-year-old male patient who presented with penile strangulation after applying a metallic ring. Strangulation of the external male genitalia is a serious problem that requires urgent intervention in order to avoid serious complications. If left untreated, it can result in gangrene and penile amputation. Management of penile strangulation is a real challenge for the treating surgeon and should be treated as an emergency in order to avoid vascular compromise.

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  • Published: 2019-12-18

    Issue: Vol 7 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Monib, S., & Amr, B. (2019). Penile Rings: No Innovation without Evaluation. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001292