BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2011.4174
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Penile incarceration secondary to a penile ring device

  1. Deirdre Mary Fanning
  1. Department of Urology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Deirdre Mary Fanning, fanningdee{at}


A man presented to the emergency department with severe penile pain and swelling. The patient had placed an industrial standard metal ring on his penis approximately 5 h prior to presentation to enhance sexual pleasure. He had consumed approximately 72 units of alcohol over the preceding 3 days. Examination of the scrotum and testes was unremarkable. The penis was grossly swollen distal to a metallic ring visible at the penoscrotal junction (figure 1). Closer inspection revealed that the …

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