Circumcision-related tragedies seen in children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
INTRODUCTION Circumcision, the most frequent operation in boys, is performed by various persons and is responsible for a considerable number of documented or non-documented complications. CASE REPORT The authors report a case of accidental traumatic amputation of the glans during ritual circumcision performed by a nurse on a 5-year-old boy. Reimplantation was successfully performed after suture of the glans. In the light of this case and a review of the literature, the authors describe the treatment and prevention of this type of lesion. CONCLUSION Circumcision is not a completely benign operation. Iatrogenic lesions are frequent but rarely serious. The best treatment is prevention, which requires education of the population about the importance of medicalized circumcision.