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Citation

Widni EE, Hollwarth ME, Saxena AK. Acta Paediatr. 2011; 100(4): 590-593.

Affiliation

Department for Pediatric- and Adolescent Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2011, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02088.x

PMID

21087313

Abstract

Aim  This study analyzed non-sexual male genital injuries in boys with regards to etiology, age, management and outcome. Methods  Patients were identified from the hospital database (between 1999-2009) were analyzed retrospectively. Results  Seventy-four patients (2-17 years) were identified which included 24 toddlers and small children (2-5years), 36 school-age children (6-12years) and 14 adolescents (13-17years). Traumas were related to falls (n=14), kicks (n=11), sport (n=10), toilet seats (n=9), motor vehicles (n=8), bicycle (n=4), outdoor activities (n=4), and others causes (n=14). The leading cause of injuries in (a) toddler and small children was related to toilet seat (n=7) and falls (n=7), (b) in school-age children to sport (n=8), kicks (n=7) and falls (n=6), and (c) in adolescents to motorcycle accidents (n=5). There were 45 scrotal and 29 penile injuries ranging from lacerations to contusions. Sixty-eight patients required hospital stay (0.5-36 days, Σ=2.4 days). Follow-up examinations were uneventful, except for 1 minor wound infection. Conclusions  Non-sexual traumas to the male external genitalia occur mostly in 6-12 years old boys; with sport accidents, kicks and falls being the major causes. Scrotal and penile lacerations and testicular contusions are the most common injuries. Complications after injuries to the male genitals in children are rare.


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