micropenis


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mi·cro·pe·nis

(mī'krō-pē'nis),
Abnormally small penis.
Synonym(s): microphallus

micropenis

/mi·cro·pe·nis/ (-pe´nis) abnormal smallness of the penis.

micropenis

Defined by statistics as a penis that is 2.5 standard deviations below the average penis length for the age of the individual. A micropenis for a newborn male is 1.9 cm or less, and for an adult, 7 cm or less
Aetiology Idiopathic, a common finding in obese infants and boys or may be related to decreased hormonal axis activity, as in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism—Kallmann syndrome—Prader-Willi syndrome, Rud syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia, primary hypogonadism or Klinefelter’s disease, partial androgen insufficiency. Micropenis may be a component of various congenital—e.g., Carpenter, Cornelia de Lange, Down, Fanconi, Hallermann-Streiff, 18q deletion, Noonan, Robinow, Williams—syndromes, hypopituitarism, X-linked hypogammaglobulinemia

micropenis

Microphallus, penile agenesis, wee wee-wee Urology A small penis; a normal infantile penis measures 3.9 cm ± 0.8 when stretched; micropenis may be idiopathic, a common finding in obese infants and boys or may be related to ↓ hormonal axis activity, as in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism–Kallmann syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia, 1º hypogonadism or Klinefelter's disease, partial androgen insufficiency. See Macropenis.

mi·cro·pe·nis

(mī'krō-pē'nis)
Abnormally small penis.
Synonym(s): microphallus.
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5 centimeters in size as a micropenis and it is considered inadequate for development of a "functional" penis--described as the ability to have intercourse and to urinate standing up.
George's Hospital in London, "interviewed and examined 20 patients with the primary diagnosis of micropenis in infancy" who were labeled and raised as boys.
Although bilateral undescended testes, micropenis and cardiac anomalies were present in our case, none of the abovementioned findings which are included in these syndromes was present and the clinical findings were not compatible with any other syndrome described so far.
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If he genuinely has a minute penis, a condition called micropenis, he should ask his doctor for a referral to a urologist to discuss possible enlargement surgery.
A micropenis spans less than 7cms long or just over two inches.