Circumcision complications and indications for ritual recircumcision--clinical experience and review of the literature.

G. S. Breuer, S. Walfisch

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to review the complications of circumcision in the literature of medicine and Jewish law. One of the problems discussed in Jewish law concerns a remnant of the prepuce covering the corona, thus causing the circumcision to be incomplete. There is a controversy in Jewish law sources regarding the definition of the corona--whether it is all the glans penis, or only the cord surrounding the base of the glans. During the last 8 years, our center has been consulted about recircumcision for 60 children and about treatment for another group who had developed complications due to circumcision, often as a result of "nonprofessional" circumcision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1987

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