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Penile gangrene due to strangulation by a metallic nut: a case report.
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PMID:  20383828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Penile entrapment and subsequent strangulation is a serious injury that requires a prompt treatment to avoid gangrene. OBJECTIVE: We report our experience dealing with a case of penile gangrene following strangulation by a metallic nut in a middle aged Nigerian. METHODS: We summarise the case history, physical findings, investigations and operative treatment of a middle aged man who slipped a round metallic nut over his penis, entrapping it for five days causing strangulation and subsequent gangrene. The literature on penile entrapment, strangulation and gangrene is also reviewed. RESULTS: The patient presented with acute urinary retention and had complete gangrene of the penis. Suprapubic cystostomy was done and he had total penile amputation and perineal urethrostomy CONCLUSION: Entrapment of the penis leading to strangulation is a rare condition that needs urgent relief, otherwise penile gangrene sets in, the treatment of which has very serious consequences.
A Nuhu; S T Edino; G O Agbese; M Kallamu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic
Middle Aged
Penile Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Self-Injurious Behavior*
Urinary Retention / etiology

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