Normative data of penile length for term Chinese newborns
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AbstractCareful examination and assessment of penile length in the newborn is important because micropenis is associated with hypothalamic disorders. This prospective cross-sectional study was designed to establish the norm of penile length for term Hong Kong Chinese newborns. 4,628 full-term healthy male newborns were enrolled in the study. Penile length was measured from pubic ramus to the tip of the glans penis by placing the end of a straight edge ruler against the pubic ramus. A gestation-associated graph of 3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and 97th centiles for the penile length was created. The penile length was significantly correlated with gestational age, birth weight and body length. When compared with published data for other populations, Hong Kong newborns have significantly shorter penile length. The norm of the penile length is useful in diagnostic and therapeutics for the ethnic Chinese male newborns. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
All Author(s) ListFok TF, Hon KL, So HK, Wong E, Ng PC, Chang A, Lau J, Chow CB, Lee WH
Journal nameBiology of the Neonate
Volume Number87
Issue Number4
Pages242 - 245
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese newborns; gestational age; penile length
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPediatrics

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