November 1980


Author Affiliations

Division of Urology University of New Mexico 2211 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87131

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(11):1098. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130230076030

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In Reply.—I concur that no valid medical indication exists for routine neonatal circumcision and I do not advocate its practice. In reality, however, some parents will continue to request and obtain circumcision for their male infants. Those neonates then deserve to receive a meticulously performed operation, using the safest available technique. In my opinion, Gomco circumcision is the preferred technique.

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