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Vol. 59. Núm. 5.
Páginas 448-453 (Noviembre 2003)
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Circuncisión infantil: revisión de la evidencia
Childhood circumcision: review of the evidence
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C. Puig Solà, O. García-Algar
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90458@imas.imim.es

Correspondencia: Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital del Mar. P.° Marítim, 25-29. 08003 Barcelona. España.
, O. Vall Combelles
Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital del Mar. Barcelona. España
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La circuncisión es una de las intervenciones quirúrgicas que con más frecuencia se practica a los niños. Con la intensificación del fenómeno social de la inmigración en nuestro entorno, los profesionales de la salud han de saber interpretar las nuevas demandas sanitarias. Entre ellas, destaca la circuncisión ritual. Además, en los últimos años se han publicado algunas evidencias científicas que demuestran sus potenciales beneficios médicos. El objetivo de este artículo es identificar cuáles son las indicaciones terapéuticas de la circuncisión, aclarar los orígenes de los motivos religiosos y culturales y, por último, conocer la evidencia existente hasta el momento sobre los posibles beneficios de la circuncisión.

Palabras clave:
Circuncisión
Fimosis
Niños

Circumcision is one of the most frequent surgical procedures in children. Because of greater immigration to Spain, health professionals need to know how to interpret new health demands. One of the most important of these is ritual circumcision. Moreover, in the last few years scientific data showing the potential health benefits of circumcision have been published. The aim of this study was to identify the therapeutic indications of this procedure, to clarify the origins of its cultural and religious bases and, finally, to review the scientific evidence to date on its possible benefits.

Key words:
Circumcision
Phimosis
Children
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