How is aspiration performed in the treatment of paraphimosis?

Updated: Aug 05, 2017
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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A tourniquet is applied to the shaft of the penis. A 20-gauge needle is then used to aspirate 3-12 mL of blood from the glans, parallel to the urethra. This reduces the volume of the glans sufficiently to facilitate manual reduction.

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