Penile hair coil strangulation of the child
AbstractWe report the case of a child with a delayed presentation of penile strangulation with a coil of hair that resulted in a complete transection of the urethra. Hair coil strangulation of the penis is uncommon. It is also known as penile Tourniquet syndrome. It has been reported with circumcised and uncircumcised penises and it can lead to serious complications like the amputation of the penis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent complications.
Keywords: Child;Penis; Surgery; Hair coil strangulation
African Journal of Urology (2013) 19, 32–34