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Is neonatal circumcision judicious?
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PMID:  17806024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Circumcision is the most frequently performed procedure in male children. AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the outcome of circumcision performed in the early neonatal period and circumcision performed at 5 months of age. Setting of the study was the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The study was performed as a prospective cohort study. RESULTS: A total of 350 infants were enrolled. 250 neonates were circumcised at the age of 1 to 4 days (early group) and 100 infants underwent circumcision at the age of 5 months (late group). A bone cutter was used for 50 neonates, a Gomco clamp in another 50 neonates, and a Plastibell in the remaining 250 cases (150 in the early group and 100 in the late group). Complications including meatal deformities, meatal stenosis, adhesions and infection were more frequent and more significant in the neonatal circumcision group. CONCLUSIONS: From our study, circumcision at 5 months results in significantly fewer serious complications than circumcision in the neonatal period, irrespective of the method used. Therefore, neonatal circumcision should not be recommended.
M Machmouchi; A Alkhotani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-06     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center - Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Circumcision, Male / methods*,  psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology

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