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Sylvia Montag, Lane S. Palmer, "Abnormalities of Penile Curvature: Chordee and Penile Torsion", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 11, Article ID 623657, 9 pages, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2011.136
Abnormalities of Penile Curvature: Chordee and Penile Torsion
Congenital chordee and penile torsion are commonly observed in the presence of hypospadias, but can also be seen in boys with the meatus in its orthotopic position. Varying degrees of penile curvature are observed in 4–10% of males in the absence of hypospadias. Penile torsion can be observed at birth or in older boys who were circumcised at birth. Surgical management of congenital curvature without hypospadias can present a challenge to the pediatric urologist. The most widely used surgical techniques include penile degloving and dorsal plication. This paper will review the current theories for the etiology of penile curvature, discuss the spectrum of severity of congenital chordee and penile torsion, and present varying surgical techniques for the correction of penile curvature in the absence of hypospadias.