, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 377-381
Date: 26 Sep 2007

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

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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.