Common urological problems in children: prepuce, phimosis, and buried penis

Hong Kong Med J. 2016 Jun;22(3):263-9. doi: 10.12809/hkmj154645. Epub 2016 May 6.


Parents often bring their children to the family doctor because of urological problems. Many general practitioners have received little training in this specialty. In this review, we aimed to provide a concise and informative review of common urological problems in children. This review will focus on the prepuce.

Keywords: Child; Male urogenital diseases; Penile diseases; Phimosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Circumcision, Male / standards*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penis / abnormalities*
  • Phimosis / diagnosis*
  • Phimosis / physiopathology*
  • Phimosis / surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic