Accessory fold of skin on the ventral surface of the penis: Is it a redundant prepuce?

S. B. Nayak, S. U. Pai, M. G. Shenoy, D. Reghunathan

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Variations in the skin of the prepuce are very rare. We report here a variation of the penile skin as observed in an adult male cadaver aged approximately 65 years. The penis was covered by thin nonhairy skin. The glans was not covered with prepuce. There was no evidence of circumcision. The ventral surface of the penis, adjacent to the glans, had a huge fold of skin. This fold resembled the prepuce and had a hole in it. The glans penis had a normal urethral meatus. There was no evidence of hypospadias as the entire ventral surface of the penis was covered completely by the skin. We discuss the clinical importance of this accessory fold of skin.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12941
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology
  • Urology

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