What should the ideal circumcision age be? Seventy nine years old elective circumcision

Mehmet Giray Sonmez, Cengiz Kara


Ideal circumcision age is still a controversial topic. Patient’s constantly delaying circumcision due to environmental factors and sense of shame which stands out with aging is an important problem. In our case study we wanted to present the 79 year old patient we circumcised due to social reasons as the oldest circumcision case in literature, providing current publications. Seventy-nine year old male patient who wanted to be circumcised applied to our policlinic. The patient who did not define any significant complaints stated that he wanted to be circumcised due to social reasons. He stated that his first wife died and he wanted to be circumcised before his second marriage since his wife demanded it and he didn't want to die in this condition. In the physical examination made, coronal hypospadias and excess foreskin were observed. The patient was surgically circumcised under spinal anesthesia with sleeve technique. Hypospadias surgery was not made since the patient didn't want hypospadias intervention. In postoperative 15th hour, the patient was discharged since he was clinically healing. We don't recommend circumcision in neonatal age group due to the reasons we mentioned above and the castration phobia in 3-6 age group. We think it is ideal to circumcise in age groups other than that and under 12 years of age. We wanted to present the oldest elective circumcision case to the current literature and give information about the ideal circumcision age with this case presentation.


Circumcision, Hypospadias, Circumcision age

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