Paediatric sutureless circumcision: a systematic literature review

Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Feb;26(2):141-4. doi: 10.1007/s00383-009-2475-y. Epub 2009 Aug 26.


Circumcision can be undertaken using a variety of techniques. For the technique to be successful, it should be easy to perform, avoid excessive haemorrhage and achieve a good cosmetic and functional result with minimal postoperative care. Naturally, there are differences between circumcision in the paediatric and adult populations and here we review the literature on recent advances that have been made in paediatric circumcision and the use of a sutureless technique with tissue glue for wound approximation.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Circumcision, Male / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Tissue Adhesives*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Tissue Adhesives