Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 20, Issue 10, pp 783–785 | Cite as

Sutureless circumcision: a prospective randomised controlled study

Original Article


Our aim was to study the advantages of glue versus sutures for circumcision in children. A randomised prospective controlled study was conducted with 152 boys; glue was used on 80 and sutures on 72). The procedures were quicker and the duration and severity of postoperative pain were significantly less (p<0.001) in the cases in which glue was used. The tissue glue is a perfectly feasible alternative to sutures for circumcision in children and has potentially significant advantages.


Tissue glue Circumcision Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric UrologySt. James University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.KK Women and Children’s HospitalSingapore

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