A very late onset urethral fistula coexisting with skin bridge after neonatal circumcision: a case report

J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Apr;38(4):642-3. doi: 10.1053/jpsu.2003.50143.


Complications of neonatal circumcision are generally minor and occur early; a few reports exist on the late or serious kind. The authors describe a case of urethrocutaneous fistula occurring 13 years postcircumcision. The patient also had a skin bridge, another late complication of circumcision. The authors suggest erections in puberty as the triggering factor for onset of fistula. To our knowledge, neither such a late occurrence of fistula nor coexistence of these complications have been reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Circumcision, Male / adverse effects*
  • Cutaneous Fistula / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penile Erection
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Time Factors
  • Urethral Diseases / etiology*
  • Urinary Fistula / etiology*