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Retrospective Investigation of Complications in Nineteen Hundred Cases of Circumcision

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Author(s): Özkan A et al.

Journal: Konuralp Tip Dergisi
ISSN 1309-3878

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Circumcision | complication | child

ABSTRACT
Aim: To define the complications which were seen after the circumcisions performed in our clinic and to present the complication rates. It was also aimed to compare our complications with the complication rates in our country in the light of the literature knowledge.Materials and Method: In this study, circumcision was performed to 1916 child patients who were referred to our clinic in between July 2007 and September 2009. 16 patients with glandular hypospadias with intact prepisium and normal appearance were not included to the study. Early and late complications after circumcisions were evaluated retrospectively.Results: Median age of 1900 boys who were included the study was 6.66±2.12 (0-17 years). Complication rate in our study was 5%. In our study, hemorrhage was the leading complication with 3.15%. Other complications included infection with 0.52%, adherence of mucosa or skin to the glans with 0.47%, and complications related to anesthesia or local anesthesia with 0.42%.Conclusions: Circumcision is a surgical procedure, and it needs maximum care as every surgical procedure does, with rules that must be obeyed, and also the proper technique must be used. Undesirable results can be seen after circumcision, as well. It is the duty of the physicians to try to prevent the unpredicted results and complications.
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