The scrotum is the sac of skin that surrounds the testicles. Buried penis can also cause embarrassment and psychological harm. Buried penis is not common. One study found that it was present in less than 4 percent of newborn boys in Japan. It can also develop in childhood or adulthood, though the incidence of buried penis among older boys and men is not well known. A buried penis can lead to problems urinating in males of any age.
Adult acquired buried penis represents the clinical manifestation of a wide spectrum of pathology due to a variety of etiologies. Buried penis can be associated with poor cosmesis and hygiene, voiding dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. Evaluation and management of buried penis largely depends on etiology and degree of affected tissue. It is an increasingly common problem seen by reconstructive urologists and here we present several frequently seen scenarios of buried penis and management options. Due to reduced visible and functional length of phallus, this condition is often associated with patient dissatisfaction related to cosmetic, hygienic, voiding, and sexual dysfunction. Subsequent phimosis can lead to spraying, dribbling, urinary soilage, and skin breakdown.
Evaluation and management of adult acquired buried penis
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Information on the congenital condition called buried penis. The penis is wrapped in a sheath of skin. Usually, the skin is evenly distributed around the entire penis, down to the scrotum.