Author(s): Hiss J, Horowitz A, Kahana T
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Abstract Lethal complications following ritual circumcision are extremely rare, the most common being sepsis. We present here a case of fatal haemorrhage from a tiny incision of the glans, following a 'home' circumcision of a 6-week-old baby. The post-mortem examination disclosed idiopathic neonatal hepatitis. It is suggested that the previously undiagnosed hepatic condition was responsible for the fatal haemorrhage.
This article was published in J Clin Forensic Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics