INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, Volume 12, Number 7: Pages 705-707,
July 2005.

Severe ischemia of the glans penis following circumcision: A successful treatment via pentoxifylline.

Aslan A, Karaguzel G, Melikoglu M.

Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery,
Antalya, Turkey.

Severe ischemia or necrosis of glans penis is rare. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy with severe glanular ischemia occurring 24 h after circumcision. This was successfully treated with pentoxifylline injection for 5 days, and while the black color of the glans penis changed to brownish at 48 h, appearances were close to normal at 5 days. The patient did not require any surgical intervention, and was discharged without sequelae. We suggest that pentoxifylline might be considered as a treatment of choice for severe ischemia of glans penis.

PMID: 16045570 [PubMed - in process]

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