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Mini-magnets causing scrotal emergency in a 12-year-old boy
  1. Mohammad Yousuf Salmasi,
  2. Haitham Dagash
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mohammad Yousuf Salmasi, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Road, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; mybsalmasi86{at}

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We report the case of a 12-year-old boy with acute scrotal pain. The history given was that he was fiddling with two mini-magnets from his PlayStation controller over his trouser zipper, where they accidentally fell and became firmly attracted together over an area of scrotal skin (figure 1). Examination revealed erythema around …

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