Dr. Reed, Are phimosis and paraphimosis similar? Justin
Paraphimosis occurs when a phimosis is retracted on the penile shaft. This results in “waist band” swelling which can threaten distal shaft and glans viability. This may rapidly become an emergency condition. I have seen this occasionally, when on call, in children and usually can be manually reduced in the emergency room. Consideration later on may be given to a elective circumcision.
Harold M,. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery | Miami
early paraphimosis picture
more advanced paraphimosis picture with distal shaft swelling