International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023


Topical Betamethasone Therapy vs Serial Dilatation in Prepubertal Phimosis: A Comparative Study

Dr. Akshita Yadav | Dr. Anshuman Mahesh Chander | Dr Raj Rishi Sharma | Dr. Sarvesh Singh Lobana


Abstract: Phimosis, characterized by the inability to retract the foreskin over the glans penis, poses clinical challenges, particularly in pediatric cases. While most instances resolve naturally, severe phimosis can lead to complications such as urinary tract infections and balanoposthitis. Traditional treatment with circumcision, though effective, is associated with surgical risks and economic burdens. This article explores an alternative approach, comparing Betamethasone therapy with serial dilatation for prepubertal phimosis in a study conducted at GMC Kathua, JK. The study aims to evaluate the recurrence rate, grade of retractability achieved, failure rate, pain, and anxiety levels among a cohort of 100 participants aged 212 years with severe phimosis. By investigating the effectiveness of topical steroids and dilatation techniques, this research offers insights into less invasive and cost - effective treatment options, potentially reducing the need for circumcision in pediatric patients.


Keywords: Phimosis, Betamethasone therapy, serial dilatation, pediatric patients, circumcision


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 1757 - 1758


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