Penile zipper injury

Tatsuo Nakagawa, Allan G Toguri
Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre 2006, 15 (4): 303-4

OBJECTIVE: To report 2 cases with pediatric penile trauma due to penile zipper injury.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: Two boys presented to the emergency service because of penile zipper injury. The zipper was cut away and removed from the foreskin by cutting the median bar of the sliding piece of the zipper and the zipper teeth with a bone cutter. After opening the zipper teeth, the zipper fell apart, which allowed its removal from their foreskin. There was minimal trauma to the foreskin and the boys were sent home on the same day.

CONCLUSION: Penile entrapment in a zipper is a presentation that may be seen in any emergency department. The 2 boys were treated successfully by cutting the median bar of the sliding piece of the zipper.

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