A circumcision is an operation to remove the foreskin of the penis. Circumcision is only necessary for medical reasons. For the first four to five years of a boy’s life, it is normal for the foreskin to be attached to the head of the penis and not pull back.
Clean intermittent catheterisation is a way of emptying the bladder of urine if weeing is difficult or impossible. It involves passing a catheter (thin, plastic tube) through the urethra into the bladder.
This page explains how you can clean and dress an ulcerated haemangioma to promote healing and reduce pain. Brand names for certain dressings used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are mentioned on this page – this does not constitute endorsement by GOSH and alternative dressings will be available.
All children with a cleft lip and/or palate will need at least one operation under anaesthetic. We know that anaesthesia is something that concerns families so this information sheet from the North Thames Cleft Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Broomfield Hospital answers the questions we are most commonly asked.