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Penile abnormalities

Keywords: Buried penis , diphallus , epispadias , penile agenesis , penile torsion

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Hypospadias is a congenital development anomaly of penis. The meatus is located in between glans penis and perineum. Frenulum is absent. The glans does not fuse on the ventral side. Ventral preputial development is incomplete. There is usually associated a variable degree of chordee. Hypospadias is classifed according to level of meatus. Severe hypospadias and chordee, bilateral undescended testis, small penis may be the signs of a sexual development disorder and further diagnostic evaluation is indicated. Circumcision without repair of hypospadias is contraindicated. Surgical correction of hypospadias should be completed by 15 months of age. Epispadias, penile agenesis, diphallia, penile torsion, penoscrotal fusion, concealed penis, micropenis, priapism and penoscrotal transposition are the other penile anomalies. This section is basically written for the diagnosis of penile anomalies and associated malformations, timing of surgery and to give take home messages for the pediatricians. Surgical correction of penile anomalies requires experiences in the field of pediatric urology and it is performed by Pediatric Surgeons and Pediatric Urologists. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45 Suppl: 94-9)

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