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Near total penile amputation caused by hair tourniquet, managed with the URAGPI procedure

VK Dikshit, RK Gupta, PR Kothari, AR Gupta, RS Kamble, KV Kesan

Abstract


The hair tourniquet syndrome is an unusual phenomenon which can cause severe damage to the affected organ, sometimes even its loss. This problem requires  urgent attention and prompt management to ensure anatomical and functional preservation. Herein we report a case of penile hair tourniquet which was successfully managed using the urethral advancement and glanuloplasty incorporated procedure (URAGPI).

KEYWORDS: Penile hair tourniquet; Penile amputation; URAGPI




http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afju.2014.11.010
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