This Circumcision course will teach you:
- The removal of some, or all, of the outer and inner foreskin of the penis in order to expose the glans sufficiently in order to prevent phimosis or paraphimosis. Furthermore it plays a significant cultural and religious role in many societies
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Circumcision:
- Glans injury
- Superficial dorsal vein bleeding
- Urethral injury
With the following tips you might perform the Circumcision even better:
- Ring block
- Separation of adhesions between the foreskin and the glans
- Closure of the foreskin using mattress suture
- Location of suture placement
After studying the Circumcision course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Infection and bleeding
- Glans complications
- Imperfect amount of removed tissue
- Penile adhesions
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Step by step
Administer a dorsal penile nerve block. EMLA 5% cream (2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine) applied to the penis only, can be used as well. Check result of anaesthesia.
A ring block can also be performed. This involves injection of a local anesthetic around the circumference at the base of the penis, as shown in the film.
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