Accidental circumferential injuries of the arm, leg, finger, neck, and tongue have all been described . This case highlights that old patient with difficult mobility and disturbed consciousness need special care and attention.
On examination, there was a tight rubber band applied just proximal to corona with complete urethral transection [ Figure 1 ]. Seeking late medical care is the single most important cause of early and late complications and morbidity in these cases. Rubber band wrapped circumferentially beneath the skin of the penis.
Three patients were managed successfully with daily dressings followed by split-skin grafting in one patient. A proper history taking can help to prevent misdiagnosis of a foreign body in the skin.
Chronic complications include a chronic fibrosed band[ 1 ] causing difficulty in erection and intercourse, penile lymphedema,[ 8 ] urethral strictures,[ 6 ] and urethrocutaneous fistulas. Does a cold weather make my penis smaller?
Penile bands are commonly located at the base of the penis in pediatric patients and young adults for enhancing sexual function. Urinary incontinence following transurethral prostatectomy presenting as self inflicted penile gangrene. Grade 0 — Constriction of skin without urethral injury.