The anatomy of the child's glans may be obscured by the foreskin, but not that of the surgeon

  • Hüseyin Özbey
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    Correspondence to: Hüseyin Özbey, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology and Andrology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia, Tel.: +905325403720 (mobile)
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    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology and Andrology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
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Published:November 23, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.11.010
      I read with interest the article recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology entitled “The adolescent glans penis: Functional and aesthetic issues following childhood hypospadias repair” [
      • Chang C.
      • Reifsnyder J.E.
      • Fahmy A.G.
      • Hanna M.K.
      The adolescent glans penis: Functional and aesthetic issues following childhood hypospadias repair.
      ]. The authors reviewed the surgical correction and late results of the cosmetic appearance of the glans penis and meatus, the direction and shape of the urinary stream and the fistula, if any.
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