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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 585-586

Normative data for stretched penile length in term neonates born in Tamil Nadu


1 Consultant Pediatrician, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Consultant Endocrinologist, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Geneticist and Dysmorphologist, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Neonatology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Fetal Medicine Expert, Mediscan, India

Correspondence Address:
Shriraam Mahadevan
Department of Genetic Counseling and Endocrinology Unit, MediScan, No. 197, Dr. Natesan Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.137500

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Aim: To establish normative data for stretched penile length (SPL) in term male neonates born in Tamil Nadu. Materials and Methods: All live term male neonates delivered in a hospital during a given period were included. SPL was measured from the pubic ramus to the tip of the glans. Two consecutive measurements were taken and average was recorded. Results: The mean SPL observed in our study was 2.83 ± 0.49 cm. Conclusion: This study helps establish normative values for SPL in neonates of Tamil Nadu origin.


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