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Phimosis (Child, Male) [English] Permalink Public

The penis is covered by a ring of tissue called the foreskin. The foreskin is loose. It slides over the penis, covering and uncovering the head of the penis (glans). It can also cover and uncover the opening of the penis (meatus). However, if the foreskin is too tight, it is unable to move. When this happens, the foreskin can close over the glans, causing a condition called phimosis. As a result, a tight ring of scar tissue forms over the head of the penis (glans), which prevents the foreskin from retracting from the glans. (English)

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Orchidopexy: Surgery for Undescended Testicles (Child, Male) [English] Permalink Public

Normally before a baby boy is born, the testicles move into the scrotum (the sac that holds the testicles). Sometimes, though, one or both testicles stay in the body cavity instead of moving into the scrotum. This is called undescended testicles​ or cryptorchidism, which means "hidden testicle." An orchidopexy is an operation to lower the testicles into the scrotum. (English)

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