Background and Aims In the current study we serched the outcome of circumcisions performed with a new plastic clamp. The results were compared to those who underwent conventional circumcision.
Methods We analyzed the short-term complications of the procedure among the 3650 children who were consecutively circumcised by plastic Alis klamp technique. The results were compared to those of 1275 children who were circumcised by conventional technique.
Results The rate of infection (0.4%) and bleeding (0.2%) after plastic clamp were significantly lower compared to those children circumcised by conventional technique (3.2% and 4.1%; p<0.0001). Buried penis occured in similar rates among both groups. We did not encounter any penile injury in either groups. The total complication rates of plastic clamp and conventional techniques were found as 1.8% and 8.7%, respectively (p<0.0001). The mean duration of circumcision time with plastic clamp and conventional technique was 4.1 ± 1.2 min and 24 ± 3.6 min, respectively (p<0.0001).
Conclusion Plastic Alis klamp technique is suggested as the circumcision procedure of choice due to reduced complications, as well as short duration and ease of application.