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What causes chordee?

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The cause of chordee is unknown. As a baby grows in the womb, more elastic tissue may develop on the top half of his penis than on the bottom half. This can cause the penis to curve during erections.

From: Chordee WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Kliegman, R. , 19th edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Devine, C. , 1991. Journal of Urology

Sexualmed.org web site: "Congenital Penile Curvature / Chordee."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Kliegman, R. , 19th edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Devine, C. , 1991. Journal of Urology

Sexualmed.org web site: "Congenital Penile Curvature / Chordee."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 20, 2018

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