Artificial Penile Nodules: a Case Series of Three Patients

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Abstract

Artificial penile nodules are inert objects inserted beneath the skin of the penis. Objects placed underneath the skin of the penile shaft may include plastic beads made from toothbrushes, silicon, metal pellets, glass, ivory, precious metals, marbles or pearls. The penile bead implantation is performed largely due to the belief that it will enhance sexual performance and pleasure of female or male sexual partners during intercourse. In this article, three cases with artificial penile nodules made of toothbrushes and dice are presented. All three men have implanted foreign bodies underneath the dorsal aspect of the penile skin during their prison stay and implantations were not followed by any side effects. However, insertion of foreign bodies may be followed by early and late complications and transmission of blood-borne viruses. Penile implants are important for dermatological consideration, because they make condom use more difficult and may represent a risk factor for sexually transmitted infections.

Sažetak

Uvod: Arteficijelni penisni nodusi su inertni objekti koji se postavljaju ispod kože penisa u cilju povećanja seksualnog zadovoljstva kako osobe koja ih je implantirala, tako i njenih budućih seksualnih partnera. Objekti koji se postavljaju pod kožu su obično od plastike, silikona, metalnih loptica, stakla, drveta, mermera ili dragocenih metala. Prikaz sučaja: U radu su prikazana tri pacijenta koji su tokom boravka u zatvoru pod kožu dorzalne strane penisa sami implantirali strana tela koja su napravili od plastike držača četkica za zube i od kockice za jamb. Proces implantacije je prošao bez neželjenih efekata. Diskusija: Iako ni u jednom od tri prikazana slučaja nije bilo neželjenih efekata, poznato je da se posle intervencija ove vrste mogu razviti rane i kasne komplikacije. Takođe je poznato na osnovu sluačjeva objavljenih u svetskoj literaturi, da postoji povišeni rizik za prenošenje virusa hepatitisa i HIV-a tokom ove prakse. Pacijente prikazujemo sa ciljem da dermatovenerologe upoznamo sa ovom praksom koja je sve više prisutna i u našoj sredini, kao i sa problemima koje ona nosi, kao što je, između ostalog, otežana upotreba kondoma tokom seksualnih odnosa, što vlasnike implantata dovodi u povećani rizik za polno prenosive infekcije. Zaključak: Na osnovu podataka iz nama dostupne literature, tri slučaja opisana u ovom radu predstavljaju prve slučajeve arteficijalnih penisnih implantata u Srbiji

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