Plastibell


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Plastibell

 [plas´tĭ-bel]
trademark for a bell-shaped device used as a guide in the removal of the foreskin in circumcision. The Plastibell is slipped over the glans, and the foreskin is then pulled over and secured tightly around the bell. After the tissue is trimmed from the glans, the handle of the Plastibell is snapped off, leaving the bell in place; within 5 to 10 days the bell and the remnant of the foreskin become detached, leaving a healed edge.
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Various methods of circumcision are dorsal slit technique, plastibell technique, Hollister bell technique, Guillotine method, Sleeve technique etc.
Urethral obstruction rarely happens after circumcision; some serious cases of urinary retention have been reported after using PlastiBell device and in one case meatal obstruction led to septic shock, metabolic disturbances, and finally death in a neonate [4].
The surgical techniques used today include the PlastiBell, Gomco clamp, Mogen clamp, Smart clamp, Tara clamp, Shang Ring, and thermocautery.2,3 The diversity of circumcision techniques is the result of the search for more practical, cheaper, safer, and less complicated methods.
For neonatal circumcision, devices such as the Gomco[R] (Yellen clamp), Plastibell (Hollister Inc.
The most frequently performed method of circumcision was an open method using a blade with no suturing and no general anaesthesia (69.6%, mean circumcision age: 11.9 [+ or -] 22 months) followed by Plastibell circumcision (18.8%, mean circumcision age: 10.3 [+ or -] 25 months).
Objective: The objective of the study is to compare circumcision by plastibell and open method in terms of bleeding, infection and cosmesis.
Neonatal circumcision: A ten-year overview: With comparison of the Gomco clamp and the Plastibell device.
Commonly used circumcision techniques include the use of the Gomco clamp, Plastibell, Mogan clamp, and a variety of freehand methods.
Available techniques for neonatal circumcision include the Plastibell method and the Gomco and Mogen clamps (30).
Using the same principle as the Plastibell used in circumcising neonates, the devices sandwich the mucosal and skin layers of the foreskin between concentric inner and outer rings, allowing for sutureless circumcision.
Penile injuries from proximal migration of the plastibell circumcision ring.