An unusual case of pneumatic nail gun scrotal injury and revision of the literature

  • Filippo Migliorini | filippo.migliorini@aovr.veneto.it Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy.
  • Leonardo Bizzotto Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy.
  • Pierpaolo Curti Department of Urology, Ospedale “Mater Salutis”, Legnago, Verona, Italy.
  • Antonio Benito Porcaro Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy.
  • Walter Artibani Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy.

Abstract

Pneumatic nail guns are hand-held tools commonly utilized in both industrial and non occupational setting. These devices facilitate production and boost efficiency but also can be a potential cause of serious injuries. Nail guns are the most frequent tool associated trauma with hospitalization among construction workers. The most common sites of injuries are the hand or fingers followed by the lower extremities. We report the first case in literature of a work nail gun injury to male external genitalia.

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2017-12-31
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Pneumatic nail gun, Injury, Scrotum, Epididymis
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Migliorini, F., Bizzotto, L., Curti, P., Porcaro, A., & Artibani, W. (2017). An unusual case of pneumatic nail gun scrotal injury and revision of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 89(4), 325-326. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2017.4.325