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J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2013;5(4):217-23. doi: 10.4274/Jcrpe.1135.

Micropenis: etiology, diagnosis and treatment approaches.

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Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey. nihalhatipoglu@yahoo.com.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
24379029
PMCID:
PMC3890219
DOI:
10.4274/Jcrpe.1135
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