Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1997 Jun 17;816:369-72.

Acquired clitoral enlargement. Diagnosis and treatment.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Second Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

Clitoral hypertrophy is usually seen in congenital malformations, specifically in intersexual stages of hormonal expression. Acquired clitoral hypertrophy is a relatively rare condition, and data in the literature concerning this problem are sparse. Articles usually consist only of case reports. Among the contributing factors in the etiology of acquired clitoral hypertrophy, the following three are the most frequent: (1) endocrinopathies including virilizing tumors of the ovaries or adrenals, (2) neurofibromatosis (of both clitoral subcutis and corpora cavernosa), and (3) pseudohypertrophy of the clitoris. The first step in correcting acquired clitoral enlargement must be to determine and stop the cause of the hypertrophy, followed by a period of simple observation. If clitoral enlargement does not disappear over time, surgical correction is necessary.

PMID:
9238289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center