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Int Urol Nephrol. 2008;40(2):377-81.

Circumcision with a new disposable clamp: is it really easier and more reliable?

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Department of Urology, Atatürk Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. drmaldemir@mynet.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To compare the results of a new disposable clamp (SCD) used for routine circumcision in our department, compared with the conventional dissection tecnique (CDT) in infants and children.

METHODS:

The SCD and CDT were evaluated prospectively, in terms of the duration, complication rate and postoperative pain assesment. The cosmetic result and parents' satisfaction were evaluated after 6 weeks. A total of 200 boys were included in the study (with a median age of 4.45 years).

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

The median operative duration was 10 min less for the SCD (18 vs 8 min; P < 0.001). There was no difference in complication rates for both groups. The cosmetic results assessed by a blinded urologist were better for the SCD group (P < 0.001). The parents' satisfaction score for the procedure was similar in both groups, as 8 out of a scale up to 10 filled in by the parents. Circumcision with the SCD is quicker and leads to a better cosmetic results than with the CDT, without increasing morbidity.

PMID:
17899432
DOI:
10.1007/s11255-007-9275-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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