Jerry R Balentine, DO, FACEP, FACOEP Vice President, Medical Affairs and Global Health, New York Institute of Technology; Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jerry R Balentine, DO, FACEP, FACOEP is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Emergency Physicians , New York Academy of Medicine , American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians , American Association for Physician Leadership , American Osteopathic Association
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Phimosis is the inability to retract the foreskin because of a narrow preputial ring. It affects about 1% of boys.
Operations to alleviated phimosis are usually performed for urological hygiene and/or because of religious or social custom. Worldwide this operation is known as circumcision and it is usually performed immediately after birth or before adolescence. 1 Infantile circumcision is not ordinarily performed in Japan but many adults with phimosis elect circumcision. The resultant 2-tone color change and/or conspicuous scar is often deemed to be disadvantageous, especially in Asians because of the obvious contrast between the inner part of the prepuce and proximal penile skin color (fig. 1). We report a new surgical method for the relief of adult phimosis.