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Table 6 Frequency of acute and long-term adverse events in neonatal circumcision

From: Analgesia for infants’ circumcision

Surgical technique Short and long-term possible risks Frequency (%) of adverse events
GOMCO clamp - severe infection requiring antibiotics; 0.3%-15%
- severe meatal ulcer;
- urethral laceration;
- bleeding;
- meatal stenosis;
- foreskin adhesions;
- meatitis;
- requiring circumcision revision [30, 3744].
MOGEN clamp - Need of repeating the procedure if the penis size is small[30, 3744] Not available, but reported as “rare”
PLASTIBELL device - severe infection requiring antibiotics; 0%-8%
- severe meatal ulcer;
- Plastibell ring device itself, which is left on after the procedure and normally takes 7–10 days to fall off. The problems included delayed separation of the ring, incomplete separation of the ring, or the ring becoming stuck on the penile shaft;
- foreskin adhesions;
- meatitis;
- requiring circumcision revision [30, 3744].