The Plastibell is a plastic device slipped between the penis and the foreskin to circumcise a male. A cut in the foreskin usually is required before the device can be placed. Sterile string is tied around the device and over the foreskin to cut off the blood supply. Foreskin tissue is trimmed off and the end of the bell is removed, leaving the ring tied in place.
Tissue remaining under the ring dies and is sloughed off. The ring should fall off by itself about 10 to 12 days after the circumcision.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||January 27, 2012|
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