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African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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Bloodless, sutureless circumcision

NA Bhat, R Hamid, KA Rashid

Abstract


Background: We present our experience of sutureless and bloodless elective circumcision in neonates and infants with Gomco clamp.

Patients and Methods: From March 2008 to May 2011, 200 babies with age ranging from 2 weeks to 7 months underwent Gomco circumcision. All patients were given chlorohydrate 50 mg/kg, paracetamol suppository 15 mg/kg, and local anesthesia. Procedure was done in minor operation theatre (OT) and babies were observed for 1 h in recovery room before discharging them home.

Results: Two of our patients (1%) required immediate suturing on table after Gomco clamp was removed, five patients (2.5%) were shifted back from the recovery room to minor OT for suture repair and eight patients (4%) required reinforcement of primary dressing to control the minor ooze. There was no other complication. Cosmesis was to the satisfaction of the surgeon as well as the parents.

Conclusion: Gomco clamp is a bloodless, sutureless, simple, and safe method of circumcision in newborns and infants. It is cost-effective and can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation with excellent cosmetic results.

Key words: Circumcision, Gomco clamp, sutureless




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0189-6725.120904
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