Removal of penile strangulation with Novel ice pack technique: A rare case report
Author(s): Dr. Shabeel Sulaiman and Dr. Vijay Oza
Abstract: Patients using penile ring for libido, and erectile dysfunction are may result in penile strangulation. Often this may lead to ischemia and gangrene of the penis. The severity of strangulation depends upon the type of the device and time. A 65-year-old male presented a metallic ball-bearing device impacted at the root of the penis for >16 hrs. A preliminary examination of the penis showed an impacted root, discoloration of the skin glands of penis and loss of sensation. Surgeon’s use numerous techniques to release the penile strangulations. Since penile strangulations are very rare, often the hospital may not be well equipped with instruments on the emergency basis. In the present case scenario we were able to remove metallic ring with the help of a novel ice pack technique without iatrogenic injury. The present method "Novel ice pack technique" is an add-on for the previous techniques.