Title

Complications of circumcision

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2011

Journal

TheScientificWorldJournal

Volume

11

DOI

10.1100/2011/373829

Keywords

child; circumcision; complications; inconspicuous; micropenis; Penis

Abstract

In the United States, circumcision is a commonly performed procedure. It is a relatively safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. Most complications are minor and can be managed easily. Though uncommon, complications of circumcision do represent a significant percentage of cases seen by pediatric urologists. Often they require surgical correction that results in a significant cost to the health care system. Severe complications are quite rare, but death has been reported as a result in some cases. A thorough and complete preoperative evaluation, focusing on bleeding history and birth history, is imperative. Proper selection of patients based on age and anatomic considerations as well as proper sterile surgical technique are critical to prevent future circumcision-related adverse events. Copyright © 2011 Aaron J. Krill et al.

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