Volume 56, Issue 3 (1 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(3): 25-28 | Back to browse issues page

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Tootoonchi P, Mahmoodzadeh H, Neamatolahzadeh K. A study of circumcision prevalence and complications in under 5 year old boys in Galleno village-Shahre Ray, Jan 1997. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (3) :25-28
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To determine circumcision prevalence and complications in under 5 year old boys. We assessed 181 boys in a cross sectional study at a rutal area in Tehran suburbs, in Jan 1997. Data were collected by an interview about age, circumcision age and method, type of complications, nationality and parent literacy. 126 boys (69%) were circumcised, (mean 12 months). Only 27 of them (21.4%) were circumcised in neonatal period. 62 boys (49.2%) were circumcised with ring methods (plastibell or clamp), 54 boys (42.9%) with surgical methods and the others (7.9%) with nonmendical methods (traditional). Complications were 9.5% (16) and the higher circumcision age was related significantly with higher complications (P<0.04). In our study was no complication in the boys who circumcised under six months. Complications prevalence were high (9.5%). In neonatal period 34% (9) and in postneonatal period 53% (52) of boys were circumcised with inappropriate methods with age. The most common complications were local infection (43%)
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