Muhammad Suhail Amer, Amir Hayat Mahais.
Circumcision: complications associated with the plastibell device and conventional dissection surgery: a trial of 200 neonates..
Annals Punjab Med Coll Jan ;4(1):44-8.

Objective: To evaluate two methods of circumcision in terms of the incidence of complications in neonates and operative time required for these two procedures. Study design: Comparative study.Settings: At private hospital.Duration:2 years between 2007-2009. Material & Methods 200 neonates equal to or less than 04weeks of age were included in the study. They were randomly divided for one of the two techniques and complications between the two groups were assessed along with time period required for these two procedures. Results: The overall rates of complications in CDS and PD groups were 8% and 3.0%, respectively. The p value for all the qualitative variables was more>0.5.which is insignificant. It shows that there is no significant difference in terms of frequency of complications in both groups. The average procedure time for PD& CDS methods was between 4-7 minutes and 15-22 minutes respectively and for this quantitative variable .p value was 0.0005.This shows a significant difference in operating time between the two procedures. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest the PD method is a safe and rapid procedure as compared to CDS for neonates.

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