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Vol 66, No 1 (2015)
MARITIME MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2015-03-19
Submitted: 2015-03-19
Accepted: 2015-03-19
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Penile ulceration caused by a foreign body reaction in a crew member on board a cruise ship

Jenny Garcia-Castaneda, Alfredo Harb-De la Rosa
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2015.0008
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Pubmed: 25792164
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International Maritime Health 2015;66(1):28-29.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2015)
MARITIME MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2015-03-19
Submitted: 2015-03-19
Accepted: 2015-03-19

Abstract

A crew member had a foreign body implanted subcutaneously on his dorsum penis stealthily 6 years earlier by a fellow crew member without any medical training. He presented to the ship’s medical centre after a week of pain, erythema and oedema over the foreign body, which was eventually removed by the patient, leaving behind a penile ulceration. He was treated conservatively initially with intravenous and then with oral antibiotics until complete secondary wound closure was achieved.

Abstract

A crew member had a foreign body implanted subcutaneously on his dorsum penis stealthily 6 years earlier by a fellow crew member without any medical training. He presented to the ship’s medical centre after a week of pain, erythema and oedema over the foreign body, which was eventually removed by the patient, leaving behind a penile ulceration. He was treated conservatively initially with intravenous and then with oral antibiotics until complete secondary wound closure was achieved.

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Keywords

foreign body reaction, penile ulceration, cruise ship

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Title

Penile ulceration caused by a foreign body reaction in a crew member on board a cruise ship

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2015)

Pages

28-29

Published online

2015-03-19

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2015.0008

Pubmed

25792164

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2015;66(1):28-29.

Keywords

foreign body reaction
penile ulceration
cruise ship

Authors

Jenny Garcia-Castaneda
Alfredo Harb-De la Rosa

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