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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.



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


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.


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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