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] Due to difficulty of cleaning, buildups of smegma underneath wide skin bridges are common, but this is typically a minor inconvenience and does not lead to further issues.[3] However, in more severe cases, this condition can result in painful erections, sometimes requiring surgical correction.[4]


  1. ^ Gracely-Kilgore KA (May 1984). "Penile adhesion: the hidden complication of circumcision". Nurse Pract. 9 (5): 22–4. PMID 6728346. doi:10.1097/00006205-198405000-00005. 
  2. ^ "Skin Bridges". Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Penile Adhesions and Skin Bridges". Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  4. ^ Naimer, Sody A.; Roni Peleg; Yevgeni Meidvidovski; Alex Zvulunov; Arnon Dov Cohen; 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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