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Genital hair strangulation in an uncircumcised boy
Division of Urology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jers
Dec  1997 (Vol.  4, Issue  4, Pages( 455 - 455)


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  • Penile strangulation injury due to a coil of hair acting as a tourniquet is an uncommon injury in boys that has severe potential complications if diagnosis is delayed. We report the first such case in an uncircumcised boy. The purpose of this report is to call attention to hair as a potential source of injury in the pediatric population. The pathophysiology and management of these injuries are presented.