Penis and scrotum
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Revised: 28 June 2013, last major update February 2010
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- Heterotopic bone in penis (Eur Urol 1984;10:420), most commonly in elderly and also children
- Note: male mammals except chimpanzees and humans have an intrapenile bone (bacula); humans have an equivalent strong distal ligament composed of Type I collagen in the glans (J Androl 2005;26:624)
- Also called baculum, penis / penile bone
- Penile ossification may occur after trauma (Urology 1990;35:349)
- Also associated with diabetes, gout, venereal disease, Peyronie's disease and neoplasia
- Rarely congenital (J Urol 1964;91:663)
End of Penis and scrotum > Inflammatory lesions > Os penis
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