Pediatric Circumcision

  • Jonathan D. Kaye
  • Hal C. Scherz
  • Andrew J. Kirsch


Most infant circumcisions are performed in the first month or two of life with one of the common clamp techniques. In older infants, a freehand technique done in the operating room under general anesthesia is preferred. The common sleeve technique is described here. This technique requires adequate hands-on training in addition to its description here.


Freehand Technique Epidermal Inclusion Cyst Skin Bridge Tissue Approximation Suture Sinus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Kaye
    • 1
  • Hal C. Scherz
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Kirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Urology Associates of North Texas, Division of Pediatric UrologyCook Children’s Medical CenterFort WorthUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Children’s Healthcare of AtlantaEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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