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J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Feb;27(2):180-3; discussion 183-4.

Functional results in young women having clitoral reconstruction as infants.

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Department of Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010.


Nine young women who had clitoral recession for clitoromegaly as infants have been evaluated for anatomical appearance, psychosocial adjustment, and sexual function. Highly satisfactory anatomic results were obtained, although two patients required subsequent revision. The tested psychological parameters were essentially normal. Virtually all patients were sexually active and all but one have achieved regular painless orgasm. Surgical reconstruction has been accomplished by recessing the entire disfigured clitoris, thereby conserving all erectile tissue and preserving sensation. In addition to assessment of anatomical appearance, long-term follow-up of children with ambiguous genitalia requires regular evaluation of social, psychological, and sexual parameters.

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