[Penile injuries caused by masturbation with a vacuum cleaner. Description of a case and review of the literature]

Minerva Urol Nefrol. 1992 Jan-Mar;44(1):43-5.
[Article in Italian]


The paper reports a case of penis injury which occurred while masturbating using a vacuum cleaner. This caused skin lesions and urethral lacerations which were successfully cured from both and esthetic and functional point of view. The Authors stress the extreme rarity of the case and comment on the pathological anatomy of lesions and surgical objectives on the basis of a review of the literature.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Masturbation*
  • Penis / injuries*
  • Penis / surgery