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Penile size in term newborn infants.
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PMID:  21980812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The objective of this study was to establish standard penile size in healthy full-term Turkish newborns and to evaluate the relation between penile and other anthropometric measures. For this prospective study, stretched penile length (SPL) and penile diameter (PD) of live-borns delivered in our hospital between September 2007-December 2008 were measured, and their birthweight, length and head circumference were recorded. Penile versus other anthropometric correlations were determined by Pearson analyses, followed by linear regression. In 1217 full-term subjects, mean SPL was 3.16 +/- 0.39 cm (+/- 2.5 SD = 2.19-4.14 cm), and mean PD was 1.21 +/- 0.11 cm (+/- 2.5 SD = 0.93-1.49 cm). Linear regression analysis showed a strong correlation of SPL (p = 0.0001) to height, and PD to height (p = 0.0001) and birthweight (p = 0.002). Formulas were calculated for predicted individual values for PL and PD of newborns. In conclusion, there is a correlation between neonatal anthropometric measurements and penile anthropometry. Mean anthropometric differences of various ethnicities may account for the differences in mean SPL and PD among various ethnic populations.
Yasemin Akin; Oya Ercan; Berrin Telatar; Fatih Tarhan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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