Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Circumcision - Advances and New Perspectives

Ahmad Zaghal

American University of Beirut

Pediatric surgeon and clinical educator, member of Royal College of Surgeons of England, European Pediatric Surgeon’s Association, British Association of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Pediatric Wound Care.


Ali El Safadi

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Obstetrics and Gynecology trainee and clinical researcher.


History Of Circumcision Male Circumcision Female Circumcision Indications Contraindications Peri-Procedural Preparation Analgesia Clamp Meatal Stenosis Iatrogenic Injury Adhesions Buried Penis

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Male circumcision is a procedure that has been practiced since the dawn of human culture more than six thousand years ago. It is performed for both medical and non-medical reasons. Despite being a simple procedure, it may lead to a myriad of minor and even crippling complications, if not done properly, such as iatrogenic injury of the glans or the urethra. Several techniques have been used to perform circumcision including the classic open technique, clamp technique, and laser /electrocautery technique with various safety outcomes. Overtime time, there has been an ongoing debate over the pros and cons of cultural circumcision with a significant dichotomy between the opinions of the experts in the field.

The main purpose of this book will aim to present a comprehensive overview of the historic background of circumcision in males and the debate over female circumcision. It is intended to be an addition to a description of the different procedural techniques of circumcision highlighting their potential complications.

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Ahmad Zaghal

American University of Beirut

Ahmad Zaghal, MD, MSc (Clin Ed), FACS, FEBPS, FHEA, graduated from the general surgery-residency program at The American University of Beirut-Medical Center (AUBMC), Lebanon, in 2012. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Iowa-Hospitals and Clinics, USA. Then he joined Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK, for another year of fellowship in pediatric surgery. Dr. Zaghal is board certified by the European Board of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Zaghal has been a pediatric surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at AUBMC since 2017. He has special interests in minimally invasive and neonatal surgery, and medical education. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr. Zaghal has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in general and pediatric surgery.

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