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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1274124, 3 pages
Case Report

Bone Cutting Forceps: A Safe Approach for Saving Strangulated Penis

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Kasr Al Ainy Street, Cairo 11562, Egypt

Received 22 February 2016; Accepted 5 April 2016

Academic Editor: William J. Brady

Copyright © 2016 Mohamed Ahmed Abd El Salam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Penile strangulation is considered a rare andrological emergency that may lead to a wide range of complications. Penile strangulation may be related to mental retardation in children or hypersexuality, abnormal sexual preferences in adults. This case report shows a 23-year-old male who presented to the emergency room with agonizing pain related to a metallic ring placed at the base of the penis for more than 8 hours during an attempt of masturbation. Removing this metallic ring and saving the patient’s penis from gangrene without causing injury were very challenging. Patient was successfully managed and had an uneventful recovery.