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Complication of a dorsal penile block: needle breakage and migration.
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PMID:  21686863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We present a case where the hypodermic needle used to administer the local anaesthetic broke off from the plastic hub during the administration of a penile block in an adult and migrated 15 cm to the left groin. This prompted a review of the manufacturer's technical data and biomechanical studies. On the basis of these, we recommend that utmost care be taken to maintain control of the needle during injection, particularly to prevent buckling forces that might lead to breakage.
Abhishek Mitra; Victor Palit; Michael Ferro; Calathur Nandakumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Urology, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, S3 8NG, UK.
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