Derya Yayla

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ankara City Hospital Pediatric Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


  • Case Report   
    A rare complication of circumcision due to monopolar cauterization: Penile necrosis
    Author(s): Ayse Ertoy*, Hüseyin Tugrul Tiryaki, Emrah Şenel, Gokhan Demirtas, Derya Yayla and Suleyman Tagci

    Penile necrosis due to monopolar cauterization during circumcision is a rare complication and may cause organ loss. When monopolar cauterization applied on an end-organ, current flows through the organ and, causes disruption of blood flow and oxidative stress. Penile injury may include skin, glans and cavernous bodies. Injury can be limited with the help of medical treatment and hyperbaric oxygen treatment, but eventually the need for reconstruction arises. Some case reports of application of feminizing genitoplasty after total organ loss are present on the literature. However, lengthening of penis via dissection of cavernous bodies and application of skin graft seems more appropriate as a method of reconstruction. At this case report, three-year old male who had penile necrosis after having circumcised at another center will be discussed under the light of current literat.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.2021267556

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