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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 200-202

Firearm injury in a child: An uncommon case of penile trauma


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Harran University Medical School, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mustafa Erman Dorterler
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Harran University Medical School, Sanliurfa
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.195450

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Genitourinary system injuries generally occur due to blunt and penetrating trauma. Approximately 10% of all injuries encountered in the emergency department are related to the genitourinary system. Male genital trauma is a urological emergency because of the high risk of infection and the priority of protecting the sexual, endocrine, and reproductive functions. Blunt injuries to the penis are more often seen due to the mobility and localization of the penis than due to penetrating injuries caused by firearms or cutting instruments. We aimed to present and discuss a case involving shrapnel that became lodged in the penis of a child in a war zone. After 2 weeks of medical treatment, the patient underwent surgery. Surgery includes primary repair to the penis and urethra.


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