What is a scrotoplasty?

Scrotoplasty is a term that refers to surgery to either repair an existing scrotum or to form a new scrotum. The scrotum is the sac of skin and muscle that protects the testicles in a male.

Who needs scrotoplasty?

Some children are born with a defect called penoscrotal webbing or tethering, which is part of a category of defect known as buried penis. In this condition, the scrotum is attached to the penis by a longer-than-usual stretch of skin. The age for this kind of surgery is usually six to 12 months.

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