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Micropenis: etiology, diagnosis and treatment approaches

Nihal Hatipo─člu, Selim Kurto─člu
Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology 2013, 5 (4): 217-23
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Micropenis is a medical diagnosis based on correct measurement of length. If stretched penile length is below the value corresponding to - 2.5 standard deviation of the mean in a patient with normal internal and external male genitalia, a diagnosis of micropenis is considered. Micropenis can be caused by a variety of factors including structural or hormonal defects of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. It can also be a component of a number of congenital syndromes. For the etiological evaluation, endocrinologic tests are important. This article reviews the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and management of micropenis.

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