Serious and Fatal Complications after Neonatal Circumcision

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    • Serious and Fatal Complications after Neonatal Circumcision

      Neonatal circumcision (NNC) is the most frequently performed surgical procedure worldwide and is generally considered safe in Western societies. Deaths attributed to NNC are seldom reported and are mostly explained by lack of adherence to medical standards. We reviewed our emergency department database for circumcision-related emergency admissions. During 2000–2013, 19 previously healthy neonates were admitted for acute complications after circumcision. Four were admitted for bleeding, with hemophilia identified in two cases and von Willebrand disease in one. Eight boys required emergency surgery, three for severe bleeding. Four boys with amputation of the glans underwent immediate surgical reconstruction. One infant was taken to the operating room to remove an obstructing Plastibell ring. Seven boys were admitted to the intensive care unit with severe bleeding or sepsis, three of whom ultimately progressed to hemorrhagic or septic shock. Two of these children died of their complications. ...
      Our results indicate that the risk of serious complications and death as a result of NNC is greater than generally assumed.
      sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2405456921003163
      Where have all the foreskins gone
      long time passing
      where have all the foreskins gone
      long time ago
      where have all the foreskins gone
      doctors cut them one by one
      When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?
    • Ist eigentlich auch schon pervers, dass man beim Abschneiden der Eichel locker von "Amputation" redet, beim Abschneiden der Vorhaut das Wort aber meidet wie der Teufel das Weihwasser.
      "Nein!", wurde 2012 gekreischt, "Das ist doch keine Amputation!!!"
      Dabei bedeutet "amputare" genau das: "abschneiden".
      Where have all the foreskins gone
      long time passing
      where have all the foreskins gone
      long time ago
      where have all the foreskins gone
      doctors cut them one by one
      When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?