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Serious complications of routine ritual circumcision in a neonate: hydro-ureteronephrosis, amputation of glans penis, and hyponatraemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7607284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 13-day-old infant developed bilateral hydroureteronephrosis, severe hyponatraemia, hyperkalaemia, and acidosis, as a result of urethral damage following circumcision. The hydroureteronephrosis and biochemical abnormalities normalized after resolution of the penile injury. Conclusion. Infants with urinary retention following circumcision may develop hydro-ureteronephrosis and electrolyte disturbances. An awareness of the potential dangers of circumcision may help to limit its complications.
A Hanukoglu; L Danielli; Z Katzir; A Gorenstein; D Fried
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-16     Completed Date:  1995-08-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, E. Wolfson Medical Centre, Holon, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Ceremonial Behavior*
Circumcision, Male*
Hydronephrosis / etiology*
Hyponatremia / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Penis / injuries*,  pathology
Religion and Medicine*
Urethral Stricture / etiology
Urinary Retention / etiology*

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