Self-Inflicted Strangulation of Prepuce in a Child

Fikret Halis, Mehmet Inci, Matthew T Freier, Ahmet Gokce


Penile trauma is an uncommon but potentially serious injury presenting to pediatric emergency room. Strangulation injuries of the penis can be self-inflicted or occur accidentally. However, self-inflicted strangulation of the foreskin in children is rare. This is a case of 7-year-old uncircumcised boy who himself tied foreskin of prepuce with a cotton thread. The thread was cut and circumcision performed to remove the damaged foreskin.


Penis, Trauma, Foreskin

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