II. Definition

  1. Congenital Ventral Curvature of the Penis

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Hypospadias (most common association)
  2. No Hypospadias (less common)
    1. Skin Tethering (insufficient ventral penile skin)
    2. Short Urethra
    3. Inelastic bands of dartos fascia

IV. Symptoms

  1. Penis curves during Erection
  2. Dorsal Hood Deformity
    1. Incomplete foreskin development

V. Management

  1. Repair after age 6 months

VI. References

  1. Behrman (2000) Nelson Pediatrics, Saunders, p. 1647
  2. Walsh (1998) Campbell's Urology, Saunders, p. 3370-76

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