Circumcision Not Recommended

This is a condition in which the head of the penis is bent downward from skin tension. It is a birth defect, sometimes due to a short urethra, it is also a complication of circumcision.1 It is sometimes accompanied by  hypospadias. Circumcision is not advised, since the foreskin is often used to later repair the defect.

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  1. Kaplan GW. Complications of circumcision. Urol Clin N Amer 1983;10:543-9.
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