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Preputialplasty: can be considered an alternative to circumcision? When, how, why? Experience of Italian centre

Authors: Rossella Angotti, Francesco Molinaro, Francesco Ferrara, Chiara Pellegrino, Edoardo Bindi, Giulia Fusi, Mario Messina


Background: Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin cannot be portrayed on the glans. It is a physiological and common condition in the pediatric age. The pathological form derives from an inflammatory or traumatic lesion. Circumcision is the most common surgical treatment of phimosis but it is a controversial practice, especially in occidental world.
Methods: We enrolled 61 patients with pathological phimosis (22/balanoposthitis, 18/painful erection, 21/ urinary discomfort) between 2015–2017.
Results: All patients underwent preputialplasty.
Conclusions: Various alternatives to circumcision have been described, as manual retraction therapy, topical steroid therapy, and many types of preputialplasty. We report our technique.

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