Phimosis is a narrowing of the skin covering the glans of the penis, which does not allow it to be fully revealed. It can be innate and acquired. Acquired as a result of frequent recurrent infections in the umbrella of the foreskin or glans penis.
The tissues of the foreskin undergo a constantly recurring process of partial healing and inflammation of the infection, which leads to tissue growth, thickening, roughening and loss of elasticity. The roughened tissues press on the head of the member, tightening the infected skin. The outer skin becomes a ring with almost cartilaginous density making it difficult to urinate, have sex and hygiene, which is a prerequisite for chronic infection.
Surgical treatment of the above pathology is called circumcision or in Latin "circumcision". This intervention is performed for both medical and religious reasons.
In phimosis - the pathological ring at the end of the foreskin is cut, its two leaves are released and excised. Precise hemostasis is performed in the resection area and the already reduced sheets of the foreskin are sutured together with resorbable sutures.
Anesthesia: Local or combined with intravenous if necessary at the discretion of the operator
Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
The intervention is performed on an outpatient basis, at the discretion of the operator and at the request of
side of the patient can remain for observation for 24 hours in the medical institution
Discomfort, swelling, mild pain, temporarily reduced sensitivity in the operative area
Complications: Necrosis, bruising, infection, rough scarring
The patient recovers in about 5-7 days. It is recommended to treat the resected area postoperatively with antibiotic ointment and to perform a hygienic bath with antiseptic solution. Physical and sexual activity should be limited to 1 month after surgery.