Circumcision revision is a rarely done surgical procedure on a boy's penis after a circumcision. It's performed when the original circumcision has unsatisfactory results, such as too much foreskin left on the penis.
Circumcision revision is an uncommon but sometimes necessary procedure. It refers to a second surgical procedure performed due to unsatisfactory results with the original circumcision. Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the sheath of skin covering the head of the penis.
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You should seek medical attention for your circumcised child if you notice any of these problems with his penis. Don't wait if a circumcision revision is needed -- the problem won't resolve itself and may become worse as the child grows.
Circumcision revision is most often done by a urologist in a hospital. General anesthesia is needed.
The type of revision that is needed will depend on the reason for your child’s circumcision revision. A urologist will be able to decide the type of revision that is best for your child.
The sleeve surgical technique, in which the foreskin is removed from its pulled-back position, is commonly used for revision in patients with redundant foreskin or a concealed penis. Other techniques may be used depending on the cause of the revision and age of the patient.
There are risks associated with anesthesia-airway management, normal surgical risks for bleeding and infection, and redundant (excess) skin following the procedure. The benefits would be decreased risk for infection and aesthetically pleasing results.
Circumcision revision is a very successful procedure. Your child’s urologist should be able to best advise you on whether your son would benefit from a circumcision revision.
Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/18/2020.
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