Journal article

Complications following circumcision: Presentations to the emergency department

Grace Gold, Simon Young, Mike O'Brien, Franz E Babl

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Circumcision is the most common surgical procedure performed on boys in Australia. Patient presentations to the emergency department (ED) following circumcision are common; however, no Australian research has investigated acute care presentations. OBJECTIVES: To identify reasons for presentation to the ED after circumcision and determine whether the setting (community vs. hospital) in which the procedure had been performed has any bearing on the sequelae seen. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of children presenting with circumcision related problems to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, between 2012 and 2014. Descriptive and χ(2) analysis included sequelae of..

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