Intervention Protocol

Topical corticosteroids for treating phimosis in boys

  1. Gladys Moreno*,
  2. Javiera Corbalán,
  3. Blanca Peñaloza,
  4. Tomas Pantoja

Editorial Group: Cochrane Renal Group

Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008973

How to Cite

Moreno G, Corbalán J, Peñaloza B, Pantoja T. Topical corticosteroids for treating phimosis in boys (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008973. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008973.

Author Information

  1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile

*Gladys Moreno, Department of Family Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Centro Medico San Joaquin, Vicuna Mackenna, Macul, Santiago, 4686, Chile.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 16 FEB 2011




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To compare the effectiveness of the use of topical corticosteroid ointment applied to the distal stenotic portion of the prepuce in the resolution of phimosis in boys compared with the use of placebo or no treatment.
  2. To determine the rate of partial resolution (improvement) of phimosis, rate of re-stenosis after initial resolution or improvement of phimosis, and the rate of adverse events of topical corticosteroid treatment in boys with phimosis.