The glans penis can be described as the rounded head or tip of the penis. Located in the middle of the glans penis is the opening of the urethra, the tube through which semen and urine exits the body. Often referred to as the penis's 'head,' the term glans penis was derived from the Latin word for 'acorn. At birth, the glans of the penis is attached to an area of skin called the foreskin. Over time, this foreskin will begin to separate from the glans, until the skin is able to full retract.
What is the Glans?
What is the Glans? (with pictures)
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Glans wings are separated ventrally by the septum glandis and frenulum penis: MRI documentation and surgical implications. However, most of the hypospadias repair techniques include dissection of the glans wings and their approximation enclosing the neourethra within the glans. View PDF.
By Francisco E. Penile urethral strictures are common and impact on quality of life and health-care costs. Management of penile urethral strictures is complex and depends on the physical characteristics of the stricture. Contemporary studies show no difference between urethral dilation and internal urethrotomy in terms of long-term outcomes.