Complications of circumcision

Urol Clin North Am. 1983 Aug;10(3):543-9.


In summary, there are multiple complications that can occur following circumcision, ranging from the insignificant to the tragic. Virtually all of these complications are preventable with only a modicum of care. Unfortunately, most such complications occur at the hands of inexperienced operators who are neither urologists nor surgeons. However, it usually will fall to the urologist to consult in the management of these complications and to repair such problems as they arise.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia / adverse effects
  • Circumcision, Male / adverse effects*
  • Circumcision, Male / methods
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intraoperative Complications / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Penis / growth & development
  • Phimosis / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology