II. Definition

  1. Congenital Ventral Curvature of the Penis

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Hypospadias (most common association)
  2. No Hypospadias (less common)
    1. Skin Tethering (insufficient ventral penile skin)
    2. Short Urethra
    3. Inelastic bands of dartos fascia

IV. Symptoms

  1. Penis curves during Erection
  2. Dorsal Hood Deformity
    1. Incomplete foreskin development

V. Management

  1. Repair after age 6 months

VI. References

  1. Behrman (2000) Nelson Pediatrics, Saunders, p. 1647
  2. Walsh (1998) Campbell's Urology, Saunders, p. 3370-76

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Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 4287008
Italian Incordatura
Japanese 陰茎索, インケイサク
Czech Zjizvené uretrální ploténky
English chordee, Chordee, Gryposis penis, Chordee (disorder)
French Chordée
Hungarian Fájdalmas erekció
Spanish curvatura anormal del pene (trastorno), curvatura anormal del pene, grifosis peniana, Encordamiento
Portuguese Gripose do pénis
Dutch gryposis penis
German Harnroehrenspalte