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Aim: To report a rare case of neonatal urinary outflow obstruction warranting early circumcision.
Presentation of Case: We are reporting a case of 36 hour old term male neonate who had early circumcision done on account of acute urinary retention secondary to urinary outflow obstruction.
Discussion: Acute urinary retention from prepucial obstruction is rather a rare entity in neonates. Similarly, circumcision is usually performed within the first several days of life to ensure that the infant is stable.
Conclusion: In cases of reversible urinary obstruction, because the degree and duration of obstruction are the chief determinants of renal dysfunction, early recognition and treatment are the keys to preventing renal loss.