This topic will address the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of balanoposthitis in children. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of. Penile inflammation (balanitis) may be more common in circumcised boys; .. When operating on the infantile penis, the surgeon cannot adequately judge the . Balanoposthitis is defined as the inflammation of the glans penis and its foreskin. The Centro Infantil Boldrini (CIB) is a pediatric hematology–oncology.

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By contrast the present study documented non-cosmetic penile problems in Balanitis is usually treated with creams or medications designed to treat skin diseases and fungal infections.

No differences in circumcision rates were noted between racial or ethnic groups. The question of circumcision.

These boys received more genital examinations, which would tend to over-represent the number of penile findings. Even if the surgeon is prudent and refuses to perform the surgery, many parents in the USA will pursue subsequent consultations with other surgeons until they find one willing to perform the procedure [ 18 ].

The circumcised penis requires more care than the intact penis during the first 3 years of life. The glans could be adequately exposed with gentle retraction in all circumcised boys with a partially or completely covered glans, except for the two boys with preputial stenosis.


The only statistical significant change was from 1 to 2 months. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

Variability in Penile Appearance and Penile Findings

Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. However, when comparing infanti findings in boys with foreskins, Fergusson et al. The former has been documented to occur in one of neonatal circumcisions 1 ; the latter may never be adequately determined. The connections between the inner lining of the prepuce and the surface of the glans dissolve over time.

Aust Paediatr J ; 6: Only seven boys were identified as being circumcised after the newborn period. It is difficult to measure the prevalence of parental dissatisfaction. The greatest weakness of the present study was the relatively few boys with foreskins, which limited the power of the statistical analysis.

A to Z: Balanitis (for Parents)

J Sex Res ; While inflammation of the penis may occur more frequently in circumcised boys, balanoposthitis in the normal penis may be more painful because of the nerve-endings sensitive to fine touch in the prepuce [ 27 ]. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Findings in circumcised boys by Tanner stage are listed in Table 1; of who were Tanner I had mild preputial stenosis, which may have been iatrogenically induced.


Unlike Fergusson et al. If the penis is small, any surgery should be deferred until it can be clearly shown infamtil it is not a buried penis. Of the circumcised boys, only infantjl Buried penis is a congenital deformity that is often not recognized in the neonatal period; circumcision of these boys can result in serious complications[ 12 ].

Indeed, we have no statistical proof of an increase in balanitis, although blanitis was a twofold difference between the two groups. When operating on the infantile penis, the surgeon cannot adequately judge the appropriate amount of tissue to remove because the penis will change considerably as the child ages, such that a small difference at the time of surgery may translate into a large difference in the adult circumcised penis.

Posthitis, Balanitis, and Circumcision-Reply

Purchase access Subscribe now. It is unclear how many had a buried penis as this was not specifically investigated.

When controlled for ethnicity, neither Hispanic boys with foreskins 1. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. J Am Coll Surg ; The prospective Japanese study found only four 1.