The widespread acceptance of adult local anaesthesia circumcision in the community remains debatable. We report outcomes (Glue and Stiches) from a dedicated GP clinic over two year period. Patient demographics, indications and postoperative complications were recorded prospectively.
Of 373 circumcisions (glue n=269 and stitches n=103), 230 patients had therapeutic indications including 63 (17%) balanitis xerotica obliterans and 11 (2.9%) had minor complications (infection n=6, bleeding n=2 and redo n=3) with no significant difference between the two groups.
Circumcision performed in adults remains a safe surgical option under local anaesthesia in dedicated GP surgeries.
Dr. A R Khan has performed 143 cases during this period. Four cases have a minor infection and one case has a minor bleeding. This means most of the cases have an excellent result after adult circumcision (Glue n=134 and stitches n=9). Glue circumcision in adults gives result with less pain and excellent cosmetic results.