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February 1973

Concealed Penis: Another Complication of Circumcision

Author Affiliations

Tucson, Ariz
From the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(2):276-277. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160020088018

The majority of nonritual circumcisions are performed with the aid of devices, the metallic bell (Gomco) clamp and the plastic bell clamp. A significant number of complications, mostly minor, have been found in the literature dealing with circumcision. Concealed penis, one such complication, was recently seen in two infants. Inadequate dissection of the prepuce and removal of excess penile skin are the causes of this complication.