Hypospadias and Kallmann's syndrome: Distinction between morphogenesis and growth of the male phallus

Eric A Kurzrock, Sean DeLair

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Abstract

Although some boys with hypospadias have a small phallus, few actually have micropenis. Boys with Kallmann's syndrome have an endocrinopathy and micropenis, yet the disease is not associated with hypospadias. We present a boy affected by both Kallmann's syndrome and hypospadias. One might assume a closer association of these two diseases, as they both are hormonally dependent and severely affect the genitalia. In actuality, the coexistence of the two disorders has not been previously reported. This rare association provides the opportunity to consider how the morphogenesis and growth of the male phallus are temporally and hormonally distinct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypospadias
  • Kallmann's syndrome
  • Penis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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