Penile strangulation caused by a thread or human hair is an uncommon cause of urethral injury described in paediatric practice. Five children presented with this entity to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi between August, 1991 and August, 1992. Three children had uneventful recoveries after removal of the constricting agent. Two patients developed urethrocutaneous fistulae and partial amputation of the penis because of late presentation. Early recognition and removal of the constricting agent is necessary to prevent serious complications.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1993|