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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 278523, 3 pages
Case Report

Postcircumcisional Ischemia of the Glans Penis Treated with Pentoxifylline

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey

Received 13 November 2012; Accepted 8 January 2013

Academic Editors: G. L. Gravina and M. Maffezzini

Copyright © 2013 Ersagun Karaguzel 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.


Ischemia of the glans penis is a rare postcircumcision complication. We describe a four-year-old boy developing ischemia of the glans penis 48 h after circumcision. The ischemia completely resolved following treatment with iv pentoxifylline (PTX) for six days, and the patient was discharged without any problems. PTX treatment should be kept in mind as an alternative treatment modality in ischemia of the glans penis which is a serious potential post-circumcision complication.