Married man, 30, has surgery to fix his ‘very ugly penis’ after an incontinence device destroyed the flesh and made it look like ‘someone had taken a couple of bites out of it’
- The unnamed man sought help about his 2.4inches of deformed penile skin
- Doctors said his problems were caused by not regularly changing his sheath
- A urologist said the man’s penis looked like someone had ‘taken bites out of it’
A man who complained of having a ‘very ugly penis’ has finally had it repaired by surgeons after getting married.
The unnamed 30-year-old, from Jordan, complained about the 2.4inches (6cm) of deformed skin running down the shaft of his penis.
Doctors said his embarrassing problem was caused by a sheath – a condom-like covering that is given to incontinent men to collect urine.
He left the device on for too long, which cut off the blood supply and destroyed the flesh, leaving him with a penis that looked like someone had ‘taken a couple of bites out of it’.
The unnamed 30-year-old, from Jordan, complained about the 2.4inches (6cm) of deformed skin running down the shaft of his member. Doctors said his penile problems were caused by a sheath (pictured) – a condom-like covering that is given to incontinent men
The gruesome tale was published in the journal Urology Case Reports alongside before and after pictures of the man’s penis.
The patient was treated at the Abo Obaida Hospital near Irbid, a city situated close to Jordan’s border with Syria and Israel.
He was originally given a sheath aged 18 to treat his urinary incontinence. They are connected to drainage bags that collect urine.
His incontinence, which also left him unable to control his bowels, was a complication of myelitis, a condition that temporarily paralysed him.
The man was able to move again after a year of intense physiotherapy and regained ‘full stool control’ aged 21.
However, he was still unable to cure his urinary incontinence so medics advised him to continue wearing the penile sheath.
Doctors led by Abd Al-Hakeem Ali Abu AlSamen said the man became severely depressed over time and suffered from financial difficulties.
Writing in the report of the patient, the doctor said this pushed the patient to ‘neglect’ the sheath and not take thorough care of himself.
Richard Viney, a urological surgeon in Birmingham, told MailOnline: ‘A sheath has a tight elastic ring at the base to stop it slipping off.
‘As this is left on the penis for long periods there is the risk of pressure necrosis, particularly in patients with neurological issues who may have compromised sensation.’
Discussing the man’s penis in the case report, he said it ‘almost looks like someone’s taken a couple of bites out of it giving it its “ugly” appearance’.
Dr Viney explained the death of the tissue caused by the sheath only affected the urethra and the mass of spongy tissue surrounding it.
He told MailOnline: ‘The lesson is not to neglect anything that applies prolonged pressure on any soft tissue.
‘The damage you see here would be similar to the damage that would occur in those leaving penile constriction rings on their penises for too long.’
Surgeons removed the abnormal scar tissue and fitted the man with a catheter, using healthy skin from the back of his penis to fix the deformity.
The catheter – a flexible tube used to collect urine inside a drainage bag – was removed after 14 days with a noticeable improvement.
The doctors wrote in the journal: ‘Sheaths need regular care and changing. It may destruct the penile tissue if neglected.’