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Dorsal slit circumcision
ICD-9-CM V50.2
MeSH D002944
MedlinePlus 002998
eMedicine 1015820
Penis o an adult male afore (left) an efter (richt) circumcision.

Male circumcision (frae Laitin circumcidere, meanin "tae cut aroond")[1] is the surgical removal o the foreskin (prepuce) frae the human penis.[2][3][4] In a teepical procedur, the foreskin is opened an then separatit frae the glans efter inspection. The circumcision device (if uised) is placed, an then the foreskin is remuived. Topical or locally injectit anesthesia is occasionally uised tae reduce pain an pheesiologic stress.[5]

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  1. "Male circumcision: Global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability" (PDF). World Health Organization. 2007. 
  2. Lissauer T, Clayden G (October 2011). Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, Fourth edition. Elsevier. pp. 352–353. ISBN 978-0-7234-3565-5. 
  3. Rudolph C, Rudolph A, Lister G, First L, Gershon A (18 March 2011). Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22nd Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Incorporated. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-07-149723-7. 
  4. Sawyer S (November 2011). Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. pp. 555–556. ISBN 978-1-4496-7600-1. 
  5. American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision (2012). "Technical Report". Pediatrics. 130 (3): e756–e785. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-1990. ISSN 0031-4005. PMID 22926175.