Treating an engorged penis

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.880c (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:880
  1. P M Geary,
  2. S P J Kay
  1. Plastic Surgery Unit, St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF.

    EDITOR, - The report by S G Vesey regarding removal of a metal ring from an engorged penis1 neglects to point out an alternative and simpler method - namely, puncture and exsanguination of the glans. The glans is punctured with one or two wide bore needles and exsanguinated by proximal to distal binding with ribbon gauze. We have used this method successfully to remove a chromevanadium steel ring spanner, which could not be cut without further injury resulting.


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