Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 283 - 286 2020-07-04

Does circumcision change uroflowmetry parameters?

Serpil SANCAR [1] , Elif KIRLI [2]


Objectives: The benefits of circumcision, which is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures, are controversial. In our study, before and after circumcision, uroflowmetry parameters were compared to evaluate the effects of circumcision on voiding.

Methods: Children between the ages of 5-15 years who applied to the outpatient clinic for voluntary circumcision and who did not have underlying diseases and voiding problems were included in the study. Circumcision was performed by specialist in sterile conditions under general anesthesia. Uroflowmetry was evaluated by voiding volume, voiding time, maximum flow rate, average flow rate, shape of the curve. The pre-circumcision and post-circumcision uroflowmetry results were compared statistically.

Results: Fifty patients with a median age of seven years (range: 5-10 years) were included in the study. When uroflow parameters were compared in our study, the maximum flow rate, mean flow rate and the time to maximum flow rate were found significantly different (p < 0.05). The plateau pattern was detected in 30% of patients before circumcision, while in 8% of patients after circumcision.

Conclusions: Circumcision performed by specialists under sterile conditions has positive effects on uroflow parameters. 

Male circumcision, uroflowmetry, children
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Primary Language en
Subjects Surgery, Pediatrics, Urology ve Nephrology
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5464-8695
Author: Serpil SANCAR (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bursa City Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1010-1529
Author: Elif KIRLI
Institution: Department of Pediatric Urology, Bursa City Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : July 4, 2020

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Does circumcision change uroflowmetry parameters? %A Serpil Sancar , Elif Kırlı %T Does circumcision change uroflowmetry parameters? %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.711835 %U 10.18621/eurj.711835