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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-52

Webbed penis: A new classification


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cairo University, Egypt
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Al Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Amin El Gohary
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Al Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.70637

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Aim: To introduce a new classification for the congenital anomaly of webbed penis and suggest an operative technique that can be planned according to the severity of webbing. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted in two pediatric surgical units in Egypt and UAE on babies who were referred for circumcision. A preplanned written protocol was designed before commencing the study. Results: A total of 5,881 babies aged from 1 day to 6 months were seen in two pediatric surgical units. The webbed penis is broadly classified into primary and secondary types. The primary is further subdivided into simple and compound. Conclusion : We believe that the new classification will serve as a baseline for the anatomical variants and help to streamline the operative procedure accordingly.






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