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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

Electrosurgery use in circumcision in children: Is it safe?


Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Tariq Ibrahim Altokhais
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.198892

PMID: 28216919

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Circumcision is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide. Bleeding is one of the most common complications following male circumcision, and to decrease the risk of bleeding, electrosurgery may be utilized. However, the use of diathermy on the penis is controversial, and there are reported complications due to the use of electrosurgery for circumcision. The aim of this review is to evaluate the utilization and relative safety of monopolar and bipolar electrosurgery for circumcision in children.


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