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Volume 5, Pages 298-299
Case Study

Case Report: A Novel Solution to Penile Zipper Injury—The Needle Holder

Department of Emergency Medicine, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AA, UK

Received 6 February 2005; Accepted 24 March 2005

Copyright © 2005 Philip A.¬†McCann.


Penile injuries are relatively uncommon[1]. The crush injury mediated by entrapment of the skin between the teeth and fastener of a zipper mechanism has been described[2,3]. It is seen more commonly in uncircumcised children than adults[4]. A number of treatment methods have been mentioned in the literature[5,6]. An adult case presentation and novel method of management using two small needle holders is illustrated.