Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V03160184
An ordinary condom can be used for removing encircling metallic objects around penis
We describe a new method for removing encircling objects from penis. A 69-year-old male was admitted with a ratchet spanner stuck at the penile base. A condom was applied to the penile shaft and manoeuvred in between the ratchet spanner and the penis. A lot of lubrication was applied, and the ratchet spanner was removed. Later the same method was tried when a 66-year-old male had a tap aerator stuck under glans penis. However, the method was unsuccessful because of a very narrow diameter of the tap aerator. Instead, the tap aerator was cut in two by using an angle grinder.