Functions of the Prepuce

  • Irene Paraboschi
  • Massimo GarriboliEmail author


As an integral part of the external genitalia, the human prepuce is a complex muco-cutaneous tissue with several, often underestimated, properties. The aim of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive overview of the functions of the human prepuce, in order to highlight the importance of this highly specialised tissue for the general well-being of the individual.


Prepuce Functions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryIRCCS Giannina Gaslini Children’s HospitalGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric Nephro-UrologyEvelina London Children’s HospitalLondonUK

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