Supernumerary penile frenulum: a rare description in the literature

  • Matheus Pereira Fernandes Department of Medicine, University Center of João Pessoa, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Marina Guimarães Ferreira Department of Medicine, University Center of João Pessoa, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Sabrina de Figueiredo Ramalho Department of Medicine, University Center of João Pessoa, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Arlindo Monteiro de Carvalho Junior Department of Surgery, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
Keywords: supranumerary frenulum, anatomic variation, penis

Abstract

The frenulum of prepuce of penis is an elastic band of tissue covered by mucosa, located in the ventral surface of the penis, this component is said to be supernumerary when there is more than one anatomical structure that performs the same function. On physical examination, two accessory frenulum were found, bilaterally, adhered to the penile glans. The penile adhesion can result in biological and behavioral problems, requiring the surgical removal of anomalous scaffolds.

Published
2020-11-24
How to Cite
Fernandes, M., Ferreira, M., Ramalho, S., & Carvalho Junior, A. (2020). Supernumerary penile frenulum: a rare description in the literature. Acta Scientiae Anatomica, 1(4), 244-247. Retrieved from http://actasanatomica.com/journal/index.php/asa/article/view/110
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