Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery; Paediatric Surgery

Abstract

Penile strangulation caused by a thread or human hair is an uncommon cause of urethral injury described in paediatric piactice. Five children presented with this entity to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi between August, 1991 and August, 1992. Three children had uneventful recoveries after removal of the contricting agent. Two patients developed urethrocutaneaus fistulae and partial amputation of the penis because of late presentation Early recognition and removal of the constricting agent is necessary to prevent serious complications

Publication

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

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