Baby hospitalized after botched circumcision

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June 24, 2010 17:27

Kaplan Medical Center doctors saved the life of a newborn baby boy who on Wednesday was seriously injured by a mohel during his circumcision and lost a third of his blood. Dr. Marius Guy, a senior urological surgeon, said that the eight-day-old baby from Rehovot was in serious condition with his penis nearly disconnected at its base, causing massive blood loss.

"In all my years as an urologist, I never encountered such a deep cut causing such extensive blood loss," said Guy. The baby underwent immediate surgery to stop the blood and later microsurgery to reattach the penis on Thursday.

The baby is under observation in the pediatric intensive care unit, but his life is not in danger.


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