Author(s): Okumura A, Tsuritani S, Muraishi Y, Sakamoto M, Kazama T,
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Abstract An 81-year-old male patient visited our hospital on November 13, 1992 for the treatment of penile edema that had been caused by a metallic ring which he placed for fun 4 days prior to the visit. He had placed the metallic ring on the base of the penis and subsequent penile edema made it impossible to remove the ring. He had no problem with urination. The ring was successfully removed with a metal-cutting tool. But 3 days later, infected penile ulceration occurred at the base of the penis and the necrotic tissue was resected. It took 25 days for the wound to heal. It is stressed that penile strangulation is a serious injury and prompt removal is necessary.
This article was published in Hinyokika Kiyo
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access