Simple method of paraphimosis reduction revisited: point of technique and review of the literature

J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Feb;9(1):104-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2012.06.012. Epub 2012 Jul 22.


Paraphimosis is a urologic emergency that has the potential for serious penile injury, including gangrene and tissue necrosis, if left unattended for a period of time. Multiple different techniques for reduction of paraphimosis have been proposed. We present a novel approach to paraphimosis reduction that utilizes CoFlex(®), a flexible self-adhering bandage. We also present a detailed review of the literature of conservative management options for paraphimosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Bandages*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Edema / therapy*
  • Foreskin
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paraphimosis / therapy*
  • Penis