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Penile Anomalies and Circumcision

  • Douglas A. Canning
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Abstract

In the male, the genital tubercle gives rise to the two corporal bodies that elongate in the early part of gestation. As the genital tubercle elongates, the urethral groove forms that terminates in the urethral plate at the level of the glans. Urethral folds close between nine and 13 weeks of gestation and an in-growth of glandular surface epithelium occurs to complete the process. The process is completed by approximately 14 weeks gestational age.

Keywords

Urethral Meatus Corporal Body Hypospadias Repair Urethral Plate Penile Shaft 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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