Newborn Nursery at LPCH


photo by Janelle Aby,MD

Chordee exists when there is a ventral curvature of the penis. It can occur in the setting of hypospadias, but can also be isolated, as in this case. In this baby, the curvature is most visible from this view from the side. Chordee is a contraindication to circumcision in the newborn period, but if desired, circumcision can be done at the time of surgical correction.

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