How is a vertical incision 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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If none of the above methods are successful, the constricting band of the foreskin should be incised using a 1-2 cm longitudinal incision between two straight hemostats placed in the 12-o'clock position for hemostasis. [22] This frees the constricting ring and allows for easy reduction of the paraphimosis. The incised margins can then be reapproximated using 4/0 nylon sutures. Also see, Dorsal Slit of the Foreskin and Nerve Block, Dorsal Penile. (See below.)

Dorsal slit procedure. Dorsal slit procedure.

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