Circumcision: A Safe and Adequate Technique

  • Jamal S. Al Rahman King Abdulaziz University
  • Osama M. Rayes King Abdulaziz University
  • Sabah S. Moshref King Abdulaziz University
  • Yasir S. Jamal King Abdulaziz University
Keywords: Circumcision, Technique

Abstract

Circumcision is a routine procedure in our community for all males for a religious purpose. The majority is done in the neonatal period. For the first time in Saudi literature, we established in our hospital a criteria for adequate circumcision and recommended guidelines to achieve these criteria, which proved to be effective in performing satisfactory circumcision. We modified the technique to achieve further ease in adjusting the appropriate preputial level of cut without fear in injuring the glans penis, which we found to be of concern to the junior practitioner, particularly in babies in the lower range of normal penile length. This modification was applied to the circumcision of 1,188 male infants circumcised over a period of four years aiming at a safe, adequate, and easily applicable procedure even for junior staff to do with basic available instruments.

Author Biographies

Jamal S. Al Rahman, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Osama M. Rayes, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Sabah S. Moshref, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Yasir S. Jamal, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Published
1999-01-03
How to Cite
Al Rahman, J. S., Rayes, O. M., Moshref, S. S., & Jamal, Y. S. (1999). Circumcision: A Safe and Adequate Technique. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 7(1), 93-98. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.7-1.11
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