dorsal slit


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dorsal slit

A surgical procedure to make the foreskin of the penis easily retractable. The foreskin is cut in the dorsal midline but not far enough to extend into the mucous membrane next to the glans.
See also: slit
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If the patient has severe phimosis, a dorsal slit should be made to correctly position the inner bell.
A dorsal slit is made in the foreskin and the protective cap is placed under direct vision.
A dorsal slit is prepared by estimating approximately two thirds the distance from the preputial ring to the corona, crushing the foreskin in the anterior midline with a straight hemostat (Figure, top row, left):then dividing it with small scissors (top row, middle).