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Widni, E; Höllwarth, M; Saxena, A.
Analysis of nonsexual injuries of the male genitals in children and adolescents.
Acta Paediatr. 2011; 100(4):590-593
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Amerstorfer Eva Elisa
Höllwarth Michael
Saxena Amulya Kumar
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Aim: This study analysed nonsexual male genital injuries in boys with regards to aetiology, age, management and outcome. Methods: Patients were identified from the hospital database (between 1999 and 2009) were analysed retrospectively. Results: Seventy-four patients (2-17 years) were identified which included 24 toddlers and small children (2-5 years), 36 school age children (6-12 years) and 14 adolescents (13-17 years). 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 (i) toddler and small children was related to toilet seat (n = 7) and falls (n = 7), (ii) school age children to sport (n = 8), kicks (n = 7) and falls (n = 6), and (iii) 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, Sigma = 2.4 days). Follow-up examinations were uneventful, except for one minor wound infection. Conclusion: Nonsexual traumas to the male external genitalia occur mostly in 6- to 12-year-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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