What are the risks of surgical adverse outcomes in newborn boys undergoing circumcision?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

The overall rate of complications with newborn circumcision is low, ranging between 0% and 3%, although the rate of complications is as high as 16% in some settings around the world. Serious complications, including partial amputation of the glans and urethral laceration, occur in 0% to 2% of circumcisions (SOR: C, systematic review of case series and single case series). Meatal stenosis can be a late complication and is associated with 2.7% of circumcisions (SOR: C, casecontrol study).

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