European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 169, Issue 3, pp 359–362 | Cite as

Bleeding complications after ritual circumcision: about six children

  • Nathalie BocquetEmail author
  • Hélène Chappuy
  • Stephen Lortat-Jacob
  • Gérard ChéronEmail author
Short Report


Circumcision is the most common surgical procedure in boys. Even if the procedure is frequent, circumcision can have tragic complications. We report the cases of six children, seen over 1 year at the emergency department for bleeding complication or mutilation after ritual home circumcision. To avoid such complications, it is recommended that circumcision should be performed by doctors trained in this procedure. Parents have to be cautioned about the risks of possible complications after this procedure.


Ritual circumcision Complication Bleeding 



We acknowledge MC Anthoine-Milhomme, MD, for her help to translate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric EmergencyUniversité Paris V René Descartes, Hôpital Necker Enfants MaladesParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversité Paris V René Descartes, Hôpital Necker Enfants MaladesParisFrance

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