Case Report
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World J Clin Pediatr. Jul 9, 2021; 10(4): 79-83
Published online Jul 9, 2021. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v10.i4.79
Glans ischemia after circumcision in children: Two case reports
Daniela Codrich, Alessandro Boscarelli, Alessia Cerrina, Maria-Grazia Scarpa, Marianna Iaquinto, Damiana Olenik, Edoardo Guida, Jurgen Schleef
Daniela Codrich, Alessandro Boscarelli, Alessia Cerrina, Maria-Grazia Scarpa, Marianna Iaquinto, Damiana Olenik, Edoardo Guida, Jurgen Schleef, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Institute for maternal and child health-IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste 34137, Italy
Author contributions: Codrich D, Boscarelli A and Cerrina A collected the data, conceptualized the report and drafted the initial manuscript; Scarpa MG, Iaquinto M and Olenik D contributed to the collection of iconographic material and revised the manuscript; Guida E and Schleef J contributed to critically review the manuscript for important intellectual content and language editing.
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Corresponding author: Alessandro Boscarelli, MD, Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Institute for maternal and child health-IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, via dell'Istria, 65/1, Trieste 34137, Italy. tboscar@hotmail.it
Received: December 30, 2020
Peer-review started: December 30, 2020
First decision: May 6, 2021
Revised: May 11, 2021
Accepted: June 4, 2021
Article in press: June 4, 2021
Published online: July 9, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Glans ischemia (GI) after circumcision is a rare complication, which has been widely described by paediatric surgeons in the modern literature. To date, etiopathogenesis of GI is not well defined and management guidelines are lacking. In order to achieve a prompt diagnosis and to start appropriate treatment, an accurate postoperative medical assessment and parental education are crucial before hospital discharge for children undergoing circumcision.