Scrotal inflation

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Scrotal inflation

Scrotal inflation, or scrotal infusion, is an unusual[1] sexual practice in which fluid (typically saline solution, but sometimes air or another gas[2]) is injected into the scrotum in order to make it balloon in size.[1] It carries a number of risks of serious complications, including scrotal cellulitis[3] or subcutaneous emphysema,[2][4] and possibly fatal complications such as Fournier's gangrene or air embolism.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Summers, J. (2003). "A complication of an unusual sexual practice". Southern Medical Journal 96 (7): 716–717. doi:10.1097/01.SMJ.0000078368.00806.A7. PMID 12940330.  edit
  2. ^ a b Sharma, T.; Kagan, H. (1980). "Scrotal emphysema". The American surgeon 46 (11): 652–653. PMID 7436145.  edit
  3. ^ a b Yoganathan, K. G.; Blackwell, A. L. (2006). "Unusual cause of acute scrotal cellulitis in an HIV positive man". Sexually Transmitted Infections 82 (2): 187–8. doi:10.1136/sti.2005.017020. PMC 2564698. PMID 16581752.  edit
  4. ^ Bush, G.; Nixon, R. (1969). "Scrotal inflation: a new cause for subcutaneous, mediastinal and retroperitoneal emphysema". Henry Ford Hospital medical journal 17 (3): 225–226. PMID 5350135.  edit