Search tips
Search criteria 


Logo of canfamphysLink to Publisher's site
Can Fam Physician. 2010 October; 56(10): 986.
PMCID: PMC2954071

Foreskin management

What an excellent article by Metcalfe and Elyas!1 The authors were absolutely correct in noticing from their own urology practices that family doctors face a lot of uncertainty and patient concern about foreskin normality and abnormality. This paper did an excellent job of summarizing the common concerns about and management of foreskins, while detailing the uncommon but not-to-miss balanitis xerotica obliterans. The scenarios and pictures made the article very readable and interesting. I believe I have a much better understanding of how to counsel patients and how to spare urologists unnecessary referrals. Thanks!


1. Metcalfe PD, Elyas R. Foreskin management. Survey of Canadian pediatric urologists. Can Fam Physician. 2010;56:e290–5. Available from: Accessed 2010 Sep 9. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Articles from Canadian Family Physician are provided here courtesy of College of Family Physicians of Canada