Buried penis in childrenBBuried penis in childrenBuried penis in childrenEnglishGenital and reproductiveChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2019-06-05T04:00:00ZDalia Bozic, RN, MN, NP-PHC;Rodrigo Romao, MD; Keara N. De Cotiis, MD8.0000000000000057.0000000000000714.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Information on the congenital condition called buried penis. Learn what it is and how to treat it in children.</p><h2>What is a buried penis?</h2><p>The <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development" title="Male Genital Anatomy">penis</a> is wrapped in a sheath of skin. Usually, the skin is evenly distributed around the entire penis, down to the scrotum. However, some boys are born with skin that unevenly covers the penis. There is less skin on the part of the penis closest to the scrotum. This is called a buried penis. It is also called a hidden or concealed penis. Buried penis can also happen when the penis hides within the fat inside the lower part of the body.<br></p><p>In most children, buried penis is a condition that will get better by itself.</p><p>Boys are born with a buried penis (congenital). There can be many causes, which include:<br></p><ul><li>problems with the skin and fat layers surrounding the penis of a developing fetus<br></li><li>too much fat on top of the pubic bone, which is common in young babies<br></li><li>the skin from the scrotum attaches towards the tip of the penis instead of at the base of the penis (scrotal "webbing")<br></li></ul><p>Buried penis can also happen as a complication of circumcision.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Buried penis</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Buried_penis_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="Normal penis and a buried penis with enlarged fat pad and uneven skin distribution over penis and scrotum" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">If the skin covering the penis is unevenly distributed, the penis can appear buried or concealed. It can also hide under the fatty layers surrounding it (pre-pubic fat pad). A buried penis usually gets better by itself. In some cases, it may require topical medicine or surgery.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The penis is usually wrapped in a sheath of skin.</li> <li>Buried penis happens when the skin unevenly covers the penis. The penis can also hide within the fat inside the lower part of the belly.</li> <li>Buried penis is diagnosed up to the age of two years old.</li> <li>Adolescents may experience pain or difficulty urinating, trouble directing their urine stream and trouble with proper hygiene.</li> <li>In most cases, buried penis will improve on its own as the redundant fat in the lower part of the abdomen resolves over time. </li> <li>Rarely, scarring may occur, requiring treatment. Treatment options include application of steroid cream and retraction of the redundant skin or possible surgical intervention.</li> <li>Buried penis can cause emotional distress in some children.</li> </ul><h2>At what age does buried penis occur?</h2> <p>Buried penis may be diagnosed at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in boys aged two years and younger.</p> <p>What are the signs of buried penis in babies? </p> <ul> <li>The penis seems too small.<br></li> <li>The foreskin may puff out during urination, appearing like a balloon. Parents may notice a continuous dripple from the penis if this occurs during each void. Also, the child may have trouble directing their urine stream properly while toilet training.</li> </ul> <p>Adolescents with buried penis are usually obese. An adolescent with a buried penis may experience:</p> <ul> <li>pain or difficulty urinating (dysuria) or inflammation of the foreskin (balanitis)<br></li> <li>trouble directing their urinary stream because of difficulty holding the penis</li> <li>embarrassment in the locker room<br></li> <li>difficulty with hygiene<br></li> </ul><h2>Treatment for buried penis</h2><p>If it does not improve on its own or is causing problems, your child should be referred to a urologist. Older children are usually referred for treatment because of cosmetic reasons. </p><h3>If treatment is required, the buried penis can be successfully treated by:</h3><ul><li>applying an anti-inflammatory medicine, such as betamethasone, to the area.</li></ul><p>Many different surgical techniques can also help. Talk to your child's doctor to learn about possible treatment options for your child.</p><h2>What are the possible surgical complications?</h2><p>There are few complications. If they do occur, most are temporary. </p><ul><li>During the healing process, scar tissue inside the skin can sometimes stick together (adhesions), or extra connective tissue can build up (fibrosis). Both can pull the penis back in again and bury it. </li><li>Swelling of the penis. </li><li>Pain during an erection. </li><li>Poor healing or complaints of decreased sensitivity. </li></ul>
Pénis enfoui chez les enfantsPPénis enfoui chez les enfantsBuried penis in childrenFrenchGenital and reproductiveChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-03-06T05:00:00ZDalia Bozic, RN, MN, NP-PHC;Rodrigo Romao, MD8.0000000000000054.0000000000000664.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Un guide simple portant sur le pénis enfoui congénital. Apprenez de quoi il s’agit et comment on le traite chez les enfants. Comprend des illustrations.</p><h2>Qu’entend-on par un pénis enfoui?</h2><p>Le <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development" title="Male Genital Anatomy"> pénis</a> est enveloppé d’une couche de peau. En général, cette couche de peau entoure uniformément le pénis sur toute sa longueur jusqu’au scrotum. Toutefois, chez certains garçons, elle ne recouvre pas le pénis de manière uniforme à la naissance. C’est qu’il y a moins de peau sur la partie du pénis la plus proche du scrotum. De plus, le pénis est masqué par la graisse de la partie inférieure du ventre. C’est ce qu’on appelle un « pénis enfoui ». On parle aussi de pénis caché et d’enfouissement du pénis. </p><p>Chez la plupart des enfants, ce problème disparaît naturellement.</p><p>Il existe de nombreuses causes du pénis enfoui à la naissance (congénital), dont les suivantes :</p><ul><li>problèmes liés à la peau et aux couches de graisses entourant le pénis pendant le développement du fœtus.</li><li>excès de graisse au-dessus de l’os pubien (du pubis), ce qui est courant chez les jeunes bébés.</li><li>peau insuffisante sur le côté du pénis faisant face au scrotum.</li></ul> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Pénis enfoui</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Buried_penis_MED_ILL_FR.png" alt="Pénis normal et pénis enfoui avec coussinet adipeux hypertrophié et distribution cutanée irrégulière sur le pénis et scrotum" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Si la peau couvrant le pénis est distribuée d'une façon irrégulière, le pénis peut sembler enfoui. De plus, il pourrait être caché sous les couches adipeuses qui l'entourent (coussinet adipeux préadolescent). Un pénis enfoui se rectifie par soi-même. Dans certains cas, une intervention chirurgicale pourrait être nécessaire.</figcaption> </figure> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Le pénis est habituellement enveloppé d’une couche de peau.</li> <li>L’enfouissement du pénis survient quand cette couche de peau ne couvre pas uniformément le pénis. Le pénis est aussi masqué par la graisse de la partie inférieure du ventre.</li> <li>Les médecins peuvent diagnostiquer l’enfouissement du pénis chez les bébés de 2 ans au plus.</li> <li>Les adolescents peuvent présenter une dysurie (difficulté à uriner) ou la miction (fait d’uriner) peut être douloureuse. Ils peuvent aussi avoir de la difficulté à diriger le jet d’urine et à bien se laver.</li> <li>Dans la plupart des cas, l’anomalie se résorbe naturellement au fil du temps.</li> <li>Le traitement peut se faire par chirurgie ainsi qu’en appliquant une crème à base de betaméthasone et en rétractant le prépuce avec la main à plusieurs reprises quotidiennement.</li> <li>Le pénis enfoui peut causer une détresse émotionnelle chez les enfants.</li> </ul><h2>À quel âge survient le pénis enfoui?</h2><p>Les médecins peuvent normalement diagnostiquer l’enfouissement du pénis chez les bébés de 2 ans au plus.</p><p>Quels sont les signes de l’enfouissement du pénis chez les bébés? </p><ul><li>Il arrive souvent que les parents s’inquiètent du fait que le pénis de leur bébé semble trop petit. Il peut aussi être difficile d’assurer une bonne hygiène quand le pénis est enfoui.</li><li>Le prépuce peut gonfler et prendre de l’expansion quand le bébé urine. Si cela se produit en permanence, on peut observer un écoulement lent et continu d’urine. De plus, l’enfant peut avoir du mal à bien diriger le jet d’urine durant l’apprentissage de la propreté.</li></ul><p>Les adolescents dont le pénis est enfoui sont habituellement obèses. En règle générale, les médecins recommandent le traitement du pénis enfoui chez les enfants plus âgés pour des raisons esthétiques. Les adolescents dont le pénis est enfoui peuvent :</p><ul><li>présenter une dysurie (difficulté à uriner) ou une miction (fait d’uriner) douloureuse,</li><li>avoir du mal à diriger le jet d’urine étant donné qu’il leur est difficile de bien tenir leur pénis,</li><li>être gênés dans les vestiaires,</li><li>avoir de la difficulté à bien se laver.<br></li></ul> <br><h2>Traitement du pénis enfoui</h2> <p>La plupart des cas de pénis enfoui n’exigent aucun traitement. En général, cette anomalie se résorbe naturellement au fil du temps. </p> <h3>L’enfouissement du pénis peut être traité efficacement :</h3> <ul> <li>en appliquant du betaméthasone (médicament anti-inflammatoire) sur la région,</li> <li>en rétractant manuellement le prépuce à plusieurs reprises quotidiennement.</li> </ul> <p>De nombreuses techniques chirurgicales peuvent aussi permettre de remédier au problème. Entre autres, la <a href="/Article?contentid=461&language=French">circoncision </a> peut être pratiquée durant le mois suivant la naissance. Consultez le médecin de votre enfant pour vous renseigner sur les possibilités de traitement.</p> <h2>Quelles sont les complications possibles de la chirurgie?</h2> <p>La chirurgie peut entraîner quelques complications qui, si elles surviennent, sont temporaires pour la plupart. </p> <ul> <li>Pendant la guérison, le tissu cicatriciel sous la peau peut parfois se souder (adhérences). Les tissus conjonctifs peuvent aussi épaissir (fibrose). Tant les adhérences que la fibrose peuvent tirer le pénis et l’enfouir de nouveau.</li> <li>Enflure du pénis.</li> <li>Érections douloureuses.</li> <li>Mauvaise guérison de la greffe, nécrose du lambeau ou sensibilité réduite dans la région de la greffe.</li> <li>Étirement excessif continu du prépuce.</li> <li>Réapparition de l’excès de graisse dans le ventre.<br></li> </ul>

 

 

 

 

Buried penis in children888.000000000000Buried penis in childrenBuried penis in childrenBEnglishGenital and reproductiveChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PenisPenisConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2019-06-05T04:00:00ZDalia Bozic, RN, MN, NP-PHC;Rodrigo Romao, MD; Keara N. De Cotiis, MD8.0000000000000057.0000000000000714.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Information on the congenital condition called buried penis. Learn what it is and how to treat it in children.</p><h2>What is a buried penis?</h2><p>The <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development" title="Male Genital Anatomy">penis</a> is wrapped in a sheath of skin. Usually, the skin is evenly distributed around the entire penis, down to the scrotum. However, some boys are born with skin that unevenly covers the penis. There is less skin on the part of the penis closest to the scrotum. This is called a buried penis. It is also called a hidden or concealed penis. Buried penis can also happen when the penis hides within the fat inside the lower part of the body.<br></p><p>In most children, buried penis is a condition that will get better by itself.</p><p>Boys are born with a buried penis (congenital). There can be many causes, which include:<br></p><ul><li>problems with the skin and fat layers surrounding the penis of a developing fetus<br></li><li>too much fat on top of the pubic bone, which is common in young babies<br></li><li>the skin from the scrotum attaches towards the tip of the penis instead of at the base of the penis (scrotal "webbing")<br></li></ul><p>Buried penis can also happen as a complication of circumcision.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Buried penis</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Buried_penis_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="Normal penis and a buried penis with enlarged fat pad and uneven skin distribution over penis and scrotum" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">If the skin covering the penis is unevenly distributed, the penis can appear buried or concealed. It can also hide under the fatty layers surrounding it (pre-pubic fat pad). A buried penis usually gets better by itself. In some cases, it may require topical medicine or surgery.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The penis is usually wrapped in a sheath of skin.</li> <li>Buried penis happens when the skin unevenly covers the penis. The penis can also hide within the fat inside the lower part of the belly.</li> <li>Buried penis is diagnosed up to the age of two years old.</li> <li>Adolescents may experience pain or difficulty urinating, trouble directing their urine stream and trouble with proper hygiene.</li> <li>In most cases, buried penis will improve on its own as the redundant fat in the lower part of the abdomen resolves over time. </li> <li>Rarely, scarring may occur, requiring treatment. Treatment options include application of steroid cream and retraction of the redundant skin or possible surgical intervention.</li> <li>Buried penis can cause emotional distress in some children.</li> </ul><h2>At what age does buried penis occur?</h2> <p>Buried penis may be diagnosed at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in boys aged two years and younger.</p> <p>What are the signs of buried penis in babies? </p> <ul> <li>The penis seems too small.<br></li> <li>The foreskin may puff out during urination, appearing like a balloon. Parents may notice a continuous dripple from the penis if this occurs during each void. Also, the child may have trouble directing their urine stream properly while toilet training.</li> </ul> <p>Adolescents with buried penis are usually obese. An adolescent with a buried penis may experience:</p> <ul> <li>pain or difficulty urinating (dysuria) or inflammation of the foreskin (balanitis)<br></li> <li>trouble directing their urinary stream because of difficulty holding the penis</li> <li>embarrassment in the locker room<br></li> <li>difficulty with hygiene<br></li> </ul><h2>Treatment for buried penis</h2><p>If it does not improve on its own or is causing problems, your child should be referred to a urologist. Older children are usually referred for treatment because of cosmetic reasons. </p><h3>If treatment is required, the buried penis can be successfully treated by:</h3><ul><li>applying an anti-inflammatory medicine, such as betamethasone, to the area.</li></ul><p>Many different surgical techniques can also help. Talk to your child's doctor to learn about possible treatment options for your child.</p><h2>What are the possible surgical complications?</h2><p>There are few complications. If they do occur, most are temporary. </p><ul><li>During the healing process, scar tissue inside the skin can sometimes stick together (adhesions), or extra connective tissue can build up (fibrosis). Both can pull the penis back in again and bury it. </li><li>Swelling of the penis. </li><li>Pain during an erection. </li><li>Poor healing or complaints of decreased sensitivity. </li></ul><h2>Buried penis can cause emotional distress in older children and adolescents<br></h2> <p>Adolescents with buried penis are at risk for psychological and social distress. Obese boys with a buried penis may feel ashamed of their bodies. As a result, they may withdraw socially. Surgery may relieve anxiety and improve self-image. However, prior to surgical intervention, weight loss in obese boys is very important. Weight gain after surgery may cause buried penis to recur.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Buried_penis_MED_ILL_EN.pngBuried penis in childrenFalse