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    Circumcision requires revision procedure

    A Michigan woman alleged that her son suffered pain as a result of a circumcision that was performed the day after his birth. She sued the obstetrician and claimed that the circumcision was improperly performed, necessitating a revision operation 2 1/2 years later that resulted in the development of meatal stenosis at age 7 years. She alleged that once her son was able to talk, he indicated that his penis hurt. She first complained to the physician about the pain when the child was 18 months old. She reported that the baby suffered constant penile pain from the time of circumcision at age 1 day until the revision surgery 2 1/2 years later.

    The obstetrician denied any deviations from the standard of care and contended that redundant foreskin is often left following a circumcision.

     

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