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Ice pack induced scrotal skin necrosis following vasectomy
Department of Urology, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Feb  2010 (Vol.  17, Issue  1, Pages( 5028 - 5030)
PMID: 20156387


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  • Skin necrosis due to excessive ice pack application following vasectomy has not been previously reported. We report a rare case of postvasectomy skin necrosis resulting from extreme ice pack usage. This complication illustrates the importance of clear communication of postvasectomy instructions to patients. This complication was successfully managed with autolytic debridement without surgical debridement.