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Asian J Androl. 2004 Jun;6(2):161-3.

Ischemic glans penis after circumcision.

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Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, 325 Cheng-Kung Road (Sec. 2), Nei-Hu 114, Taipei, China.


A 33-year-old male receiving dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) for circumcision exhibited a postoperative ischemic change over the glans penis. The event occurred nearly 24 hours after the procedure. The patient was treated with intravenous pentoxifyllin and hyperbaric oxygenation. Total reverse of the ischemia was observed. The complications associated with circumcision and DPNB were reviewed and discussed.

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