Microphallus: clinical and endocrinological characteristics

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Abstract

The clinical and endocrinological features of 15 male subjects with small but normally formed external genitalia are reviewed. Nine of these patients had a simple microphallus alone, while the other 6 patients exhibited associated central nervous system defects. The endocrine data obtained from both groups were the same and were consistent with defective hypothalamic function. Parenteral testosterone seems to be the present treatment of choice but we believe it should be started early in life to take advantage of the greater hyperplastic response of the young.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-753
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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