The male genital tract

  • D. Innes Williams
Part of the Encyclopedia of Urology / Handbuch der Urologie / Encyclopédie d’Urologie book series (HDBUROL, volume 15 / 15)


The common anomalies of penile development are those in which the urethra is primarily at fault, e.g. hypospadias, ectopia vesicae, which have already been discussed. There are, however, a number of rare deformities of the penis which present during childhood.


Spermatic Cord Urethral Stricture Inguinal Canal Undescended Testicle Male Genital Tract 
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I. Congenital abnormalities of the penis

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XI. Varicocele

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XII. Torsion of the spermatic cord and testicular appendages

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XIII. Scrotal oedema and gangrene

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Innes Williams
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s HospitalsLondonUK
  2. 2.The Hospital for Sick ChildrenGreat Ormond Street and Whipps Cross HospitalLondonUK

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