The Gomco circumcision: common problems and solutions.


Circumcision performed using the Gomco clamp is usually quick and effective, and results in very little bleeding. However, every clinician performing circumcision occasionally has concerns or questions regarding the procedure. Some of the more common concerns regarding the use of the Gomco clamp are technique-related, including choosing the correct size of the Gomco bell and clamp for the procedure, choosing the right method of getting the foreskin properly through the hole of the Gomco base plate, and assessing how much foreskin to remove. Other concerns include poor cosmetic results, contraindications to routine circumcision, and circumcision in an infant whose mother has human immunodeficiency virus. This article reviews the technique of circumcision using the Gomco clamp and answers some of the more common questions.

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@article{Peleg1998TheGC, title={The Gomco circumcision: common problems and solutions.}, author={Dan Peleg and A K Steiner}, journal={American family physician}, year={1998}, volume={58 4}, pages={891-8} }