Skin bridge

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A skin bridge is visible by the glans.

A skin bridge is a penile skin adhesion. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an improperly healed circumcision, being formed when the inner lining of the remaining foreskin attaches to another part of the penis (normally the glans) as the cut heals.[1] While less common, skin bridges can also occur in uncircumcised men.[2] The condition can lead to painful erections and sometimes requires surgical correction.[3]


  1. ^ Gracely-Kilgore KA (May 1984). "Penile adhesion: the hidden complication of circumcision". Nurse Pract 9 (5): 22–4. doi:10.1097/00006205-198405000-00005. PMID 6728346. 
  2. ^ "Skin Bridges". Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  3. ^ Naimer, Sody A.; Roni Peleg, Yevgeni Meidvidovski, Alex Zvulunov, Arnon Dov Cohen, and Daniel Vardy (November 1, 2002). "Office Management of Penile Skin Bridges with Electrocautery" (PDF). Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 15 (6): 485–488. PMID 12463295. Retrieved 2006-07-01. 

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