Penile hair coil strangulation of the child

  • A Ksia
  • M Ben Saad
  • A Zrig
  • K Maazoun
  • L Sahnoun
  • R Laamir
  • J Chahed
  • I Krichene
  • M Mekki
  • M Belguith
  • A Nouri

Abstract

We 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

Author Biographies

A Ksia
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
M Ben Saad
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
A Zrig
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
K Maazoun
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
L Sahnoun
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
R Laamir
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
J Chahed
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
I Krichene
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
M Mekki
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
M Belguith
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
A Nouri
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Medical School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
Published
2013-05-31
Section
Articles

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