Society of African Journal Editors

African Journal of Urology

A novel technique for removing a metal constriction device causing genital strangulation using a bolt cutter: A case report

Authors: T. Abe, A. Sasaki, H. Ochiai

Journal: African Journal of Urology

Introduction : Strangulation of the genitalia by a metallic device is a rare occurrence. However, such cases present a challenge to any healthcare professional because of the difficulty associated with removing the device. Observation : Herein, we present the case of a patient with genital strangulation that was resolved quickly using a bolt cutter. Conclusion : Bolt cutters are useful for quickly removing metallic strangulation devices, even those made of thick metal.