Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2010 Apr;16(4):325-7.
Li HN, Xu J, Qu LM.
Department of Urology, The Second People's Hospital of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710005, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and complications of the Shang Ring circumcision with those of conventional surgical procedures.
METHODS: A total of 724 patients, 521 with redundant prepuce and 203 with phimosis, were randomly assigned to receive the Shang Ring circumcision (n = 402) and conventional surgical procedures (n = 322). Comparisons were made between the two groups in the surgical duration, blood loss, pain score, as well as postoperative complications, satisfaction with the penile appearance, and the quality of sexual life.
RESULTS: The surgical duration, blood loss, postoperative satisfaction and IIRF-5 score were (4.70 +/- 1.30) min, (2.60 +/- 1.80) ml, 99.50% (400/402) and 23.45 +/- 3.43, respectively, in the Shang Ring group as compared with (25.6 +/- 8.3) min, (11.20 +/- 3.50) ml, 69.57% (224/322) and 23.12 +/- 3.26 in the conventional surgery group, with statistically significant differences in the first three parameters (P < 0.01), but not in IIRF-5 score (P > 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Compared with the conventional surgical procedures, the Shang Ring circumcision has the advantages of shorter operation time, less blood loss, mild pain, fewer complications, better penile appearance, lower expenses, and higher satisfaction and acceptance of the patients.