Legal Aspects of Men's Genitourinary Health

J. Henning; S. Waxman


Int J Impot Res. 2009;21(3):165–170 

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External Genitalia Injury

Injuries to the external genitalia can be iatrogenic or secondary to trauma.[38] Iatrogenic injuries during circumcision, vasectomy and herniorraphy are more likely to generate claims if the potential for the complications sustained were not discussed with the patients preoperatively.[39] Trauma to the external genitalia can be blunt or penetrating in nature. Prompt accurate diagnosis along with careful handling of the structures will not only maximize tissue preservation, but also lessen the risk of future claims should the outcome be less than satisfactory.[40]


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