Paraphimosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Paraphimosis is a condition where the retracted foreskin of the penis cannot be returned to its normal position (in an uncircumcised individual). Paraphimosis is a relatively uncommon condition and is most commonly due to iatrogenic reasons or inadvertently caused condition. Paraphimosis defers from phimosis in that in phimosis the foreskin cannot be retracted beyond the glans penis. Paraphimosis is a clinical emergency as failure to recognise and treat this can lead to loss of the glans penis.