Male genital injuries caused by ritual attacks in Nigeria: Problems of management

  • JC Orakwe
  • CU Undie
Keywords: Male genital injuries, Ritual attack


Reports of genital injury and loss from attacks allegedly perpetrated for ritual purposes are often reported in the media and discussed in social circles in Nigeria, but such reports are rare in the medical literature. We report three cases of genital injuries caused by attacks, allegedly for ritual purposes, so as to document the occurrence of such injuries and to stimulate interest in their prevention and medical management. The patterns of presentation and the problems of management in Nigeria are discussed.

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