Korean J Urol.  1967 Jun;8(1):21-24.

A Prominently Large Glans penis as a Possible sign of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  • 1Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


Eighteen unselected, consecutive cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia, 18 unselected cases of other urological conditions in same age group have been studied with particular reference to the size of the glans penis. Of 18 cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia,17 had prominently well-developed and large glans penis-"prostate-glans"-, while all cases of carcinoma of the prostate and most of control cases had small or ordinary-sized glans. There was no close correlation between the size of the glans and grade of prostatic enlargement. From this study, it might be concluded that prominently large glans is a possible sign of benign prostatic hyperplasia and those who have very large glans in association with urinary obstruction in elderly males are likely to have benign prostatic hyperplasia.


glans penis; benign prostatic hyperplasia
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