Delayed gangrene and amputation of penile glans after a religious circumcision in male child - A case report

Trop Doct. 2021 Mar 9;49475521998834. doi: 10.1177/0049475521998834. Online ahead of print.


Circumcision is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the world. Its complication rate is extremely low when performed by a trained surgeon, but the majority of circumcisions done for religious reasons in India, Africa, and Arab states are performed by traditional practitioners1 and have a high complication rate. We present the case of five-year-old boy who developed gangrene of the glans requiring amputation after such a procedure.

Keywords: Circumcision; complications; male circumcision; penile necrosis.