Cases J 2008 Jul 18;1(1):45. Epub 2008 Jul 18.
General Hospital of Chania "Agios Georgios", Chania, Crete, TK73100, Greece.
Application of constricting devices on the external male genitalia for increasing sexual performance is an unusual practice that can potentially lead to penile strangulation with severe consequences. In this case report we describe a case of a 48 year old male who presented in our hospital with a steel ring on his external genitalia which led to penile strangulation and a short review of the literature. The foreign body was successfully removed by an angle grinder which was not immediately available in the operating theatre. The patient had an uneventful recovery.