Complications of Circumcision

Chapter

Abstract

Elective newborn circumcision remains a common and controversial practice. Increasingly, parents are faced with making this highly personal decision in a context of outspoken advocacy on both sides and few sources of unbiased guidance. The most widely recognized guidelines, the policy statement produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision, advocate that parents be informed of the relevant risks and benefits and then be allowed to choose within a context of medical, cultural, religious, and ethnic factors. However, how well equipped is the counseling physician to adequately inform the parents? In particular, how well do we understand the incidence of complications, their impact, treatment, or prevention?

Keywords

Ischemia Petroleum Pneumonia Cortisol Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Freedman
    • 1
  • Steve Lerman
    • 2
  • Jonathan Bergman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric UrologyMinimally Invasive Urology Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric UrologyLos Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyLos Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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