Approach

The diagnosis of anatomical penile abnormalities is based exclusively upon physical examination. The penis should be inspected for presence or absence of foreskin, the condition of the glans, penile curvature and/or torsion, the location of the urethra, and the degree of phimotic or paraphimotic constriction and oedema.

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