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Familial appearance of congenital penile curvature - case history of two brothers.

Zachalski W, Matuszewski M, Krajka K, Rębała K - Cent European J Urol (2013)

Bottom Line: In follow-up both brothers reported straight erections.A survey of the fetal penis at different stages of development shows some degree of curvature in a considerable number of embryos [4].Thus, it has also been proposed that penile curvature is secondary to an arrest in normal penile development [5].

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.

ABSTRACT
The true prevalence of congenital penile curvature (CPC) is difficult to determine. Some study reports suggests that this problem may occur in as many as 10% of the male population [1]. However, a literature search of the Medline database revealed no reference concerning familial appearance of congenital penile curvature. For that reason we would like to present our case series. Two brothers aged 25 and 26 respectively were admitted to the department of urology due to congenital penile curvature. Each patient was assessed by a history, physical examination, auto-photography of the erect penis, and a thorough sexual history. Concomitant anomalies of penile layers were absent in both cases. The Yachia [2] and Essed-Schroeder [3] corporoplasty technique were applied respectively. In follow-up both brothers reported straight erections. A survey of the fetal penis at different stages of development shows some degree of curvature in a considerable number of embryos [4]. Penile curvature may thus be considered almost physiological in embryos between 35 and 45 mm in length. Thus, it has also been proposed that penile curvature is secondary to an arrest in normal penile development [5]. Therefore, some form of congenital local androgen deficiency may be responsible for inherited penile curvature.

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Mentions: Two brothers aged 25 and 26 respectively were admitted to department of urology due to congenital penile curvature. Each patient was assessed by a history, physical examination, auto-photography of the penis, and a thorough sexual history. Concomitant anomalies of penile layers were absent in both cases. During outpatient preoperative evaluation patients were required to have three photographs (lateral, dorsal, and frontal) of the penis taken during erection (Figure 1).


Familial appearance of congenital penile curvature - case history of two brothers.

Zachalski W, Matuszewski M, Krajka K, Rębała K - Cent European J Urol (2013)

Preoperative autophotography picture from the side – ventral angulation.
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Figure 0001: Preoperative autophotography picture from the side – ventral angulation.
Mentions: Two brothers aged 25 and 26 respectively were admitted to department of urology due to congenital penile curvature. Each patient was assessed by a history, physical examination, auto-photography of the penis, and a thorough sexual history. Concomitant anomalies of penile layers were absent in both cases. During outpatient preoperative evaluation patients were required to have three photographs (lateral, dorsal, and frontal) of the penis taken during erection (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: In follow-up both brothers reported straight erections.A survey of the fetal penis at different stages of development shows some degree of curvature in a considerable number of embryos [4].Thus, it has also been proposed that penile curvature is secondary to an arrest in normal penile development [5].

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.

ABSTRACT
The true prevalence of congenital penile curvature (CPC) is difficult to determine. Some study reports suggests that this problem may occur in as many as 10% of the male population [1]. However, a literature search of the Medline database revealed no reference concerning familial appearance of congenital penile curvature. For that reason we would like to present our case series. Two brothers aged 25 and 26 respectively were admitted to the department of urology due to congenital penile curvature. Each patient was assessed by a history, physical examination, auto-photography of the erect penis, and a thorough sexual history. Concomitant anomalies of penile layers were absent in both cases. The Yachia [2] and Essed-Schroeder [3] corporoplasty technique were applied respectively. In follow-up both brothers reported straight erections. A survey of the fetal penis at different stages of development shows some degree of curvature in a considerable number of embryos [4]. Penile curvature may thus be considered almost physiological in embryos between 35 and 45 mm in length. Thus, it has also been proposed that penile curvature is secondary to an arrest in normal penile development [5]. Therefore, some form of congenital local androgen deficiency may be responsible for inherited penile curvature.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus