The records of 5,882 live male births were reviewed to ascertain the incidence and nature of complications following neonatal circumcision. Approximately one half of the patients were circumcised with the Gomco and half with the Plastibell. The incidence of complications was 0.2%; most frequent were hemorrhage, infection, and trauma; there were no deaths; and no transfusions were given.
- Received December 8, 1975.
- Accepted May 21, 1976.
- Copyright © 1976 by the American Academy of Pediatrics