Monday, March 3, 2008

Answer: VizD Challenge Week of 2/25/08

Lance is the winner of this week's VizD!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Lance is the winner of $10


A 5-year-old boy presents to your ED with the problem seen in the image below. He states that it is painful.

(click on image to enlarge)

1. What is the diagnosis?
2. How do you treat this condition

1. Paraphimosis - the entrapment of a retracted foreskin that cannot be reduced
2. Squeeze the glans for 5 minutes to reduce swelling can lead to spontaneous reduction. If unsuccessful, local anesthesia and vertical incision of the constricting band is recommended

VizD is a weekly contest of an interesting or pathognomonic image from emergency medicine. Its goal is to integrate learning into a fun and relaxed environment. All images are original and are posted with the consent of the patient. For more information please refer to the following link.

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