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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 187831, 3 pages
Case Report

Epinephrine Injection Associated Scrotal Skin Necrosis

1Department of Urology, Van Training and Research Hospital, 65100 Van, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Selcuk University School of Medicine, Turkey
3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University School of Medicine, Turkey

Received 14 April 2015; Accepted 14 June 2015

Academic Editor: Ferdinando Fusco

Copyright © 2015 Murat Gul 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.


Male circumcision is among the most frequent surgical interventions throughout history. Although considered as a minor intervention, it may have complications ranging from insignificant to catastrophic. These complications can be attributed to the surgical procedure and anesthesia. In this report we present two cases of scrotal skin necrosis after lidocaine with epinephrine injection using subcutaneous ring block technique prior to circumcision.