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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Circumcision

08/03/2007

Question:

My son is two years old and has been circumcised however the skin readhered to the head of the penis just above the rim and I was wondering if and how this can be fixed? Is it fixed when puberty begins or can it be fixed now?

Thank you.

Answer:

If there is a skin bridge (fibrous adhesion) between the penile shaft and head of the penis, then it should be fixed now. If it is a filmy adhesion, then it will resolve over time.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University