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Self injection of foreign materials into the penis

Ahmed, U; Freeman, A; Kirkham, A; Ralph, DJ; Minhas, S; Muneer, A; (2017) Self injection of foreign materials into the penis. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England , 99 (2) e78-e82. 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0346. Green open access

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Abstract

Injection of the subcutaneous tissues of the penis for enlargement of penile girth has been practised for many years by laypeople and medical practitioners alike. However, with recognition of complications, the practice has died out. We report a series of five patients who presented having injected foreign materials into the subcutaneous tissues of their penises, including paraffin and mineral oils. Our patients had a variable time course of presentation ranging from 1 day following injection to over 26 years. Self-injection of the subcutaneous tissues of the penis is an unusual presentation for a penile mass but should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with a long latent period to presentation or with characteristic magnetic resonance imaging and histological appearances.

Type: Article
Title: Self injection of foreign materials into the penis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0346
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/rcsann.2016.0346
Language: English
Additional information: This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Silicones, Andrology, Self-Injurious Behaviour, Disease, Penis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060186
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