Ischemic complications of glans penis following circumcision are rare, and if occurs can culminate in irreversible necrosis with severe long-term consequences. Here we present 2 challenging cases of neonates suffering from acute severe glans penis ischemia after circumcision that were treated by hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). In addition to case presentations, the literature related to complications of circumcision and the physiological effects of HBOT are being reviewed. Based on the review and the case presented, we conclude that HBOT can be used as salvage treatment for circumcision induced glans ischemia as early as possible before full necrosis develops.
|State||Published - Mar 2021|
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