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This operation is indicated for:
- penile malignancy (1)
- traumatic foreskin injury where it cannot be salvaged
non therapeutic - religious reasons - not strictly supported by NHS policy
- balanitis xerotica obliterans
- severe recurrent attacks of balanoposthitis
- recurrent febrile UTI’s with an abnormal urinary tract
This operation should not be done in if the patient has an ammoniacal dermatitis as this may lead to ulceration of the meatus. Balanoposthitis should be treated with antibiotics before the operation.
Last reviewed 01/2018