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J Urol. 1995 Mar;153(3 Pt 1):778-9.

Newborn penile glans amputation during circumcision and successful reattachment.

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  • 1Department of Urology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.


Circumcision, the most common operation in male patients in the United States, is performed by a variety of health care professionals. Although not technically difficult, it results in a large number of reported and unreported complications annually. We report the successful reattachment of a distal penile glans, which was amputated when the Sheldon clamp was used for newborn circumcision. The literature is reviewed, and prevention and treatment of this type of circumcision injury are described.

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