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Experimental Techniques in Urology & Nephrology

Aposthia: A Congenitally Deficient Prepuce without Hypospadias

  • Open or Close Gadelkareem RA* and Elgammal MA

    Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egyptt

    *Corresponding author: Gadelkareem RA, Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. 71515;Email:

Submission: February 04, 2019Published: March 07, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/ETUN.2019.02.000547

ISSN: 2578-0395
Volume2 Issue5


Aposthia or natural circumcision is a very rare preputial anomaly that should be differentiated from hypospadias. Here, we report on a 3-day-old male neonate who presented with a congenitally deficient prepuce and normal development of the urethra and external urethral meatus. Physical examination and abdominal ultrasonography revealed no other abnormalities. Relatives were assured about the anomaly, where no further interventions were needed.

Keywords: Aposthia; Hypospadias; Natural circumcision; Prepuce

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