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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 434397, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Removal of Metal Objects Causing Penile Strangulation by a Silk Winding Method

Department of Urology, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, The First College of Clinical Medical Science, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443003, China

Received 11 June 2013; Accepted 29 September 2013

Academic Editors: P. H. Chiang, A. Marte, and E. Tuzel

Copyright © 2013 Chuanjiang Dong 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 a challenge to urologists. The decompression of the penis is required to prevent long-term complications. Metal objects are difficult to remove. Cutting is the most common method described. Appropriate cutting tools may be difficult to obtain, and the process may be time-consuming with the possibility of iatrogenic penile injury. In this paper, we will present a simple method to remove such objects by use a silk winding method and subcutaneous puncture.