Keloid formation after circumcision and its treatment

DEMİRDÖVER C., Sahin B., VAYVADA H., Oztan H. Y.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC UROLOGY, vol.9, no.1, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2012.07.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Penile keloid, Hypertrophic scar, Steroid, PENIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Circumcision is performed in many communities around the world for either medical, ethnic, or religious issues. It is a safe procedure when it is performed by a fully trained surgeon. However, complications such as bleeding, infection, diminished penile sensation, urethral injury and amputation of the glans are occasionally seen. Keloid is the result of excessive deposition of collagen in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. It usually develops at the site of trauma or surgical injuries. Keloid formation on the penis is a very rare condition. In this study, we present a case of keloid formation after circumcision and review the related literature. (C) 2012 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.