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Need To Re-Do Circumcision Rises, Reasons Unclear

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 5:10am
Charles Bankhead

An unexplained increase in the number of revision circumcisions has pediatric urologists wondering whether the finding is real and, if so, what caused it.

Data contributed by pediatric hospitals nationwide showed a 119% increase in the rate of revision circumcision procedures from 2004 to 2009.

In contrast, the rate of primary circumcision increased by 19%, and procedures to remove penile adhesions rose by 37%.

Closer inspection of the data showed wide variation by hospital in the rate of revision circumcision during the study period, Paul J. Kokorowski, MD, reported here at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting.

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