[Glans reimplantation after circumcision accident].


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.

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@article{Essid2005GlansRA, title={[Glans reimplantation after circumcision accident].}, author={Afif Essid and Mourad Hamzaoui and Sondes Sahli and Taoufik Houissa}, journal={Progrès en urologie : journal de l'Association française d'urologie et de la Société française d'urologie}, year={2005}, volume={15 4}, pages={745-7} }