Is circumcision the only options for a case of phimosis with scar tissue? is it the only option? the only thing to do? or would the alternative treatments/options work? the steroid creams - betamethasone, stretching, preputioplasty, etc? what about partia
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Urology 16 years experience
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Pediatric Urology 32 years experience
You choose: The choice of treatment depends directly on the risk/benefit assessment and your personal opinion. I agree with the respondents. A circumcision will be curative. Steroid creams work quite well and should be tried first if you desire an "intact" prepuce. If these fail, and you still do not want a circ, then you can opt for operative stretching/slit/or partial circ all of which can recur.
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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not only but best: Steroid cream won't work with scarring. Partial circumcision to remove scarred skin & leave plenty of foreskin to retain appearance of being circumcised can be done. As can a "prepucioplasty" which involves a vertical incision thru the phimotic area which is then sutured transversely & results in a retained loose foreskin. However phimosis can recur with either procedure. Hence, a circ is best.
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Last updated Sep 24, 2017
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