A new method for the relief of adult phimosis

J Urol. 1995 May;153(5):1607-9.


Infantile circumcision is not ordinarily performed in Japan. Adult circumcision causes esthetic problems with scarring and color change, especially in Asian patients. We report our experience with 10 adults who underwent a new method of surgery for correction of phimosis via a longitudinal incision of the prepuce along the constricted area ventrally to release constriction, followed by transverse closure of the wound; removal of excess skin by pinching at the dorsal root of the penis, incising circumferentially except for 2 cm. of ventral skin, and closing the dorsal wound. Functional results in all cases were satisfactory and preputial constriction was fully relieved. Cosmetic results were superior to those of conventional circumcision and dorsal slit methods of adult circumcision because contrasting coloration was obscured behind pubic hair and scarring was coincidental with or beneath the pubic hairline.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Circumcision, Male / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penis / surgery
  • Phimosis / surgery*
  • Skin Pigmentation