Foreign body in scrotum following a boat engine blast accident

  • SD Mante
  • ED Yeboah
  • B Adusei
  • S Edusa
Keywords: Blast Injury, Scrotal Haematoma, Ischaemia, Laceration, Penetrating injury

Abstract

Male genital injuries, demand prompt management to prevent long-term  sexual and psychological damage. Injuries to the scrotum and contents may produce impaired fertility.We report our experience in diagnosing and managing a case of a foreign body in the scrotum following a boat engine blast accident. This case report highlights the need for a good history and thorough general examination to establish the mechanism of injury in order to distinguish between an embedded penetrating projectile injury and an injury with an exit wound. Prompt surgical exploration with hematoma evacuation limits complications.

Keywords: Blast Injury, Scrotal Haematoma, Ischaemia, Laceration, Penetrating injury

Published
2013-05-16
Section
Articles

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