Abnormalities of the Penis

  • John M. Hutson
  • Spencer W. Beasley


This chapter describes the physical features of the normal, circumcised and uncircumcised penis and how to examine it for an adherent foreskin or phimosis. There is a section on the two causes of a red, swollen penis: balanitis and paraphimosis. There is a description on meatal ulcer and stenosis, with the final section on examination of hypospadias.


Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Urinary Tract Obstruction Urethral Meatus Urinary Obstruction Ambiguous Genitalia 
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Further Reading

  1. Beasley SW, Hutson JM, Auldist AW (1996). Essential Paediatric Surgery, Arnold, London.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Paediatric Surgery Department OtagoUniversity Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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