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Dorsal slit

Dorsal slit

Dorsal slit: A dorsal slit is a minor surgical procedure to cut the foreskin along the midline to release tension and allow the foreskin to retract from the head (glans) of the penis (for phimosis). The foreskin is sewn back together in the retracted position.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Dorsal slit

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Dorsal slit:

  • Urinary retention
  • Phimosis (foreskin cannot be retracted from penis glans)
  • Paraphimosis (foreskin cannot be pulled back over penis glans)
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Non-Surgical Options: Dorsal slit

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Dorsal slit:

  • Manual correction of paraphimosis

Procedure Complications: Dorsal slit

Possible surgical complications of Dorsal slit may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Injury to the urethra
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Poor cosmetic result
  • Loss of sensation during sexual intercourse

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Dorsal slit

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Dorsal slit: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Dorsal slit: Four to six weeks.

Dorsal slit: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Dorsal slit) include:

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