Although no numerical data are available, the most common techniques for performing newborn circumcision in the United States involve the use of the Plastibell, the Gomco clamp, and the Mogen clamp, likely in that order. The Mogen clamp (see Fig 1 and 2) is the least familiar to most pediatricians. It has a number of advantages when compared with the other techniques:
1. the one size of the Mogen fits all;
2. it is the most rapid;
3. the Mogen instrument allows full visualization of exactly how much prepuce to remove.
In Mogen circumcision however, the glans is not visualized before removal of the prepuce.
- Received April 14, 1995.
- Accepted July 10, 1995.
- Copyright © 1996 by the American Academy of Pediatrics