What is the prognosis of microphallus?

Updated: Nov 30, 2020
  • Author: Karen S Vogt, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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The prognosis of boys with micropenis secondary to gonadotropin or testosterone deficiency is usually good. These individuals generally respond well to testosterone therapy and function normally as adults. However, despite the potential for near-normal adult phallic size and sensitivity, infertility is generally expected. [2, 16]

Prognosis is much more guarded in children with androgen insensitivity, especially with significant genital ambiguity.


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