Plastibell: A Safe Technique of Circumcision

  • Durr-i- chaman Assistant Professor, Surgery, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Tayyaba Fatima Senior Registrar, Surgery, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Akram Associate Professor, Surgery Allied hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Yaqoob Assistant Professor, Surgery Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Sofia Irfan Assistant Professor, Surgery Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sajid Professor of Surgery, Allied hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan
Keywords: Plastibell, Circumcision, Neonates

Abstract

Background: Plastibell circumcision is safe alternative to open circumcision. Objective: The aim of this study is to review the safety and complications of plastibell circumcision as compare to other techniques reported in literature. Study Design: Retrospective Observational study.  Settings: Private Sector Hospital, Faisalabad. Duration: January 2008 to December 2017. Methodology: 2576 cases including neonates and children up to 5 years of age circumcised in private clinic. Results: In 98.5% of cases there was no complication. In 1.5% of the cases complications like hematoma, bleeding, slipped ligature, retention of bell, urinary retention, infection and unsatisfactory results with less amount of prepural skin being removed were encountered. Conclusion: Plastibell circumcision is a safe technique with minimum complications in experienced hands and good alternative to open technique.

Published
2020-09-30