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Phallic urethra in an endocrine female and its surgical correction






Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 68(6): 940-944

Phallic urethra in an endocrine female and its surgical correction

A female child (a case of pseudohermaphroditism) born with an enlarged phallus containing a vestigial urethra suffered from urinary incontinence through a fistula into a cloacal opening. Urethral and anal reconstruction with local tissues established normal sphincter control. Vaginal repositioning and preservation of the clitoris should allow normal sexual function.


Accession: 006092875

PMID: 7197791

DOI: 10.1097/00006534-198112000-00018



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