International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016 | Rating: 6.6 / 10


Efficacay of Topical Steroid in Treatment of Phimosis

Dr. Sneha Srivastava | Dr. Shilpa Patankar


Abstract: Introduction: Most cases of phimosis presenting for surgical opinion are physiological and self-limiting. The congenital phimosis is due to adhesions that attaches to the epithelial layers of the inner prepuce and the glans, preventing the retraction of the foreskin. Methods: 60 patients, under the age group 6 months to 5 years were selected whose came with complain of inability to retract prepuce.0.05% Betamethasone ointment, thin layer was apply twice daily for a period of 3 weeks. Result was evaluated after 3 weeks of treatment and a follow up ever ymonth for 3 months. Result was assessed on the extend of retraction-complete or incomplete. Result: After treatment for 3 months 80 % patients showed complete retraction, 10% showed partial retraction and 10% remained inconclusive as were lost during follow up. Conclusion: Topical steroid (0.05% Betamethasone) for treatment of phimosis is safe, simple and safe procedure that avoid surgery procedure, its risks and no drug allergy.


Keywords: Congenital Phimosis Pathological phimosis, Betamethasone, Topical Steroids, Circumcision


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,


Pages: 1691 - 1693


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