Fibrin Sealing in Circumcision

  • W. A. Maier
Conference paper


There are a large number of uses for fibrin tissue glue in pediatric surgery. Besides its many applications in gastrointestinal, thoracic and reconstructive surgery we have also used fibrin tissue glue for simple pediatric surgical procedures that are routinely performed at the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery at Karlsruhe.

In children, circumcision of the foreskin is performed by means of a Gomco clamp. While in the past the cut area lying between the long circumference of the glans and the sulcus coronarius was closed with interrupted sutures, the method of choice is now fixation with fibrin tissue sealant, which guarantees smooth borders and a highly satisfactory cosmetic result. This method has been being used for approximately 10 years and the results have been excellent.


Pediatric Surgery Fibrin Sealing Interrupted Suture Human Fibrinogen Penile Skin 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

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