Treatment options for paraphimosis

Int J Clin Pract. 2005 May;59(5):591-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2004.00356.x.


Paraphimosis is a frequently presented complaint in the emergency department. This review outlines the treatment options available for resolving this condition: manual reduction methods, osmotic methods, puncture and aspiration methods and treatments using sharp incision. The technique of penile block local anaesthesia is described. A technique sequence for treatment is suggested.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Emergency Treatment / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine
  • Male
  • Nerve Block
  • Paraphimosis / surgery
  • Paraphimosis / therapy*


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Lidocaine