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Cases J. 2008 Oct 7;1(1):223. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-223.

Penis deformity after intra-urethral liquid paraffin administration in a young male: a case report.

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Accident and Emergency Department, Kyparissia General Hospital, Kyparissia, Greece. pneumo72@yahoo.gr.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Self-induced injections of liquid substances mainly for penis enlargement is a well-documented but still rather uncommon practice in the western world.

CASE PRESENTATION:

Herein we present the case of a 30-year-old male who self-inflicted, twice in a six-month-period, intra-urethral liquid paraffin and tied up his penis with a cord in order to achieve both enlargement and elongation. He arrived in our emergency department suffering from suprapubic pain; physical examination revealed a rather unique deformity of the penis. He finally refused any treatment and absconded.

CONCLUSION:

Side effects after paraffin administration are various and sometimes severe. Most of the times surgical treatment is needed and radical excision together with follow-up seems the best modality. Such practices emphasize on the public's misbelieves and that some aspects of sexual medicine are yet covered with the veil of misconception.

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