Penile Chordee

Pediatric Surgery, Al Azher University, Cairo, Egypt



Penile chordee is a condition in which the head of the penis curves downward or upward, at the junction of the head and shaft of the penis. The curvature is usually obvious during erection, but resistance to straightening is often apparent in the flaccid state as well. It is a congenital anomaly due to reduced elasticity in one or more of the fascial layers of the penis, leading to shortness of the corpus spongiosum when erection occurs. Usually the bend is ventral but could be dorsal or complex.

ChordeeCongenital curvatureFrenulum breve

Generally there is three varieties of chordee should be recognised in dealing with a child with penile curvature:

Jun 30, 2017 | Posted by in UROLOGY | Comments Off on Penile Chordee

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