Novel Use of the Gigli Saw for Management of Penile Entrapment
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
© 2008 International Society for Sexual Medicine
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 595–597, February 2009
How to Cite
Eaton, S. H., Dickstein, R. J. and Wiygul, J. B. (2009), Novel Use of the Gigli Saw for Management of Penile Entrapment. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6: 595–597. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.01067.x
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
- Penile Entrapment;
- Penile Strangulation;
- Penile Foreign Bodies;
- Penile Incarceration;
- Penile Constriction Devices
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. Eaton SH, Dickstein RJ, and Wiygul JB. Novel use of the Gigli saw for management of penile entrapment. J Sex Med 2009;6:595–597.