Novel use of the Gigli saw for management of penile entrapment.


Journal Article

INTRODUCTION: Penile entrapment is a rare clinical entity requiring urgent and efficient management. If left untreated, it may result in vascular compromise to penile soft tissue structures. Management poses unique challenges to the treating physician through variable presentation as well as the lack of specifically designed treatment options. AIM: This article describes the use of the Gigli saw for management of penile entrapment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES AND METHODS: We employed the Gigli saw to remove an entrapped metallic peno-scrotal constriction ring. RESULTS: We successfully removed the entrapped ring with no noted immediate complications. CONCLUSIONS: The Gigli saw can be safely used, and represents an easily available and potentially effective option in the management of penile entrapment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eaton, SH; Dickstein, RJ; Wiygul, JB

Published Date

  • February 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 595 - 597

PubMed ID

  • 19215622

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19215622

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-6109

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.01067.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands