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Meatal stenosis: getting the diagnosis right

Authors Morris BJ, Moreton S, Krieger JN

Received 26 October 2018

Accepted for publication 8 November 2018

Published 3 December 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 237—239


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jan Colli

Brian J Morris,1,2 Stephen Moreton,3 John N Krieger4

1School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia;, Warrington, UK; 4Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA

Male circumcision is a very common procedure globally. Technical improvements that reduce adverse events are welcome. It has been suggested that meatal stenosis (MS) is a long-term complication of circumcision. Diagnosis of MS is usually based on a change in the elliptical shape of the meatal opening to a circular shape because of fibrosis or scarring, with visually apparent narrowing. There are, however, natural differences in meatal widths in different males, so a narrow meatus does not necessarily indicate functionally significant stenosis.

View the original paper by Karami et al and colleagues. 

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