• Iatrogenic Bowel Injury at Exchange of Supra-Pubic Catheter

      Foran, AT; Nason, GJ; Rohan, P; Keane, GM; Connolly, S; Hegarty, N; Galvin, D; O’Malley, KJ (Irish Medical Journal, 2018-04)
      Suprapubic catheter insertion and exchange is a common urological procedure, but it is not without risks and complications. While bowel perforation is a recognised complication at suprapubic catheter insertion, it is not commonly reported at suprapubic catheter exchange. We report our experience of recognition, diagnosis and subsequent successful management of the most important complication related to suprapubic catheters.
    • Multidisciplinary emergent removal of a metal penoscrotal constriction device

      Nason, GJ; Abdelsadek, AH; Foran, AT; O’Malley, KJ (Irish Medical Journal, 2017-03)
      Strangulation of the genital organs is a rare presentation to the emergency department which requires urgent intervention to avoid long term complications. Penoscrotal constriction devices are either used for autoerotic stimulus or to increase sexual performance by maintaining an erection for a longer period. We report a case of a man who presented with penile strangulation following the application of a titanium penoscrotal constriction ring during sexual intercourse seven hours previously. The Fire Brigade department attended with an electric operated angle grinder to facilitate removal of the ring as standard medical equipment (orthopaedic saws, bolt and bone cutters) were insufficient. Fully functional recovery was achieved.