Friday, November 18, 2005

Good News For Men With Micropenis

Micropenis is defined as a penis that is 2” or less when erect, and it affects approximately 0.6% of the male population. Now, urologists have a new surgical procedure, called 'phalloplasty', to treat it.

Skin from the forearm is shaped into a 4 – 5 inch tube and the original glans is transplanted to the tip in order to preserve erogenous sensation. An artificial urethra is embedded down the centre. In order to achieve an erection for intercourse, an inflatable penile prosthesis is also implanted.

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