Metallic Ring in the Penis due to self mutilation

Genital Self-mutilation by Metallic Ring in the Penis
Authors: Dilip Kumar Pal, Sayak Roy, Deepak Kumar Biswal


Self-mutilation is mainly a result of psychiatric disturbance or sexual perversions or delusions. Genital mutilation has been seen to be one of the predominant modes of self-mutilation. Though so many modes of genital self-mutilation in males has been reported, a rare but important modality is incarceration by rings encircled around root of penis leading to ischemia and necrosis of penile tissue leading to penile loss. Here we report two such cases of genital self mutilation by metallic rings with successful outcome.

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