Urethral fistula (aka urethrocutaneous fistula) is a long-known and well-documented complication of male circumcision. Uretral fistula after circumcision occurs on the ventral aspect of the penis.
It is an unusual but preventable complication following circumcision.
Treatment requires surgery. Baskin et al. (1997) reported that a skin flap may be used to repair the urethra.
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