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To the Editor:—
On a hot Sunday afternoon a man about 28 years of age walked into my office in a topcoat and looking rather embarrassed. The situation became clear when he explained that he neither could raise nor lower his trousers, as his penis was caught in the zipper.Examination revealed the dorsal portion of the prepuce and part of the glans caught in the zipper. The penis was cleansed thoroughly and the part caught in the zipper was infiltrated with procaine-epinephrine. A catheter was placed in the penis and a triangular wedge was cut out of the glans in order to loosen it. The urethra was not injured. The prepuce was then freed. The edges of the glans were approximated with two silk sutures; the prepuce required five sutures.The wound healed without eventualities and five days later the stitches were removed.In this civilized era the automobile
Susskind MV. ZIPPER TRAUMA. JAMA. 1936;107(10):809. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770360055027
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