Scrotal necrosis to total de-gloving injury of the male genitalia: an experience from Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Christoph H. Houben | chhouben@web.de Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Chuks Azubuike Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola, Nigeria.
  • Okogbe Ozoemena Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola, Nigeria.
  • Bala Saidu Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola, Nigeria.

Abstract

Two patients with very different aetiologies of their genital injuries are presented: one lost his scrotal skin as a result of Fournier’s gangrene, the other experienced complete denudation of scrotal and penile skin plus the amputation of his glans penis through an agricultural machinery. The placement of denuded gonads in thigh pouches and delayed skin grafting provide safe treatment options in a low budget setting of a Sub-Saharan country.

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Author Biographies

Christoph H. Houben, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

ass Professor

Department of Surgery

Chuks Azubuike, Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola

Senior Registrar 

Department of Surgery

Okogbe Ozoemena, Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola

Resident

Department of Surgery

Bala Saidu, Yola Specialist Hospital, Hospital Road, Yola
Medical Director
Published
2013-09-24
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Keywords:
Fournier’s gangrene, genital trauma, de-gloving injury, Sub-Saharan Africa
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How to Cite
Houben, C., Azubuike, C., Ozoemena, O., & Saidu, B. (2013). Scrotal necrosis to total de-gloving injury of the male genitalia: an experience from Sub-Saharan Africa. Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, 1(2), e16. https://doi.org/10.4081/hls.2013.e16