Year 2012, Volume 42, Issue 3, Pages 539 - 544 2012-03-01

A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths
A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths

Mürsel DAVARCI [1] , Ahmet GÖKÇE [2] , Fatih Rüştü YALÇINKAYA [3] , Yusuf Selim KAYA [4] , Ebru TURHAN [5] , Murat TUTANÇ [6] , Yunus DOĞRAMACI [7] , Mevlana Derya BALBAY [8]

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The development of digits is under the control of Hox genes, which also control the differentiation of the urogenital system. In the present study we evaluated the association between penile length and lengths of the second and fourth digits. Materials and methods: In this study, 1028 Turkish male primary school children from the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey were included. Weight and height measurements were obtained in order to calculate the body mass index (BMI). Flaccid and stretched length of the penis was measured. The lengths of the second and fourth digits of the right hands were measured. Statistical analyses were performed with descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation analysis. Results: A significant correlation was found between the following parameters: the length of the second digit with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = 0.166 and r = 0.276, respectively; P < 0.01); and the length of the fourth digits with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = 0.174 and r = 0.287, respectively; P < 0.01). No significant correlation of 2D:4D ratio was found with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = -0.013; P = 0.668, r = -0.018; P = 0.565, respectively). Conclusion: The positive correlations in our study are a novel finding and may have further clinical implications.
The development of digits is under the control of Hox genes, which also control the differentiation of the urogenital system. In the present study we evaluated the association between penile length and lengths of the second and fourth digits. Materials and methods: In this study, 1028 Turkish male primary school children from the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey were included. Weight and height measurements were obtained in order to calculate the body mass index (BMI). Flaccid and stretched length of the penis was measured. The lengths of the second and fourth digits of the right hands were measured. Statistical analyses were performed with descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation analysis. Results: A significant correlation was found between the following parameters: the length of the second digit with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = 0.166 and r = 0.276, respectively; P < 0.01); and the length of the fourth digits with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = 0.174 and r = 0.287, respectively; P < 0.01). No significant correlation of 2D:4D ratio was found with flaccid and stretched length of the penis (r = -0.013; P = 0.668, r = -0.018; P = 0.565, respectively). Conclusion: The positive correlations in our study are a novel finding and may have further clinical implications.
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Author: Mürsel DAVARCI

Author: Ahmet GÖKÇE

Author: Fatih Rüştü YALÇINKAYA

Author: Yusuf Selim KAYA

Author: Ebru TURHAN

Author: Murat TUTANÇ

Author: Yunus DOĞRAMACI

Author: Mevlana Derya BALBAY

Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical147120, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {TUBITAK}, year = {2012}, volume = {42}, pages = {539 - 544}, doi = {}, title = {A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths}, key = {cite}, author = {DAVARCI, Mürsel and GÖKÇE, Ahmet and YALÇINKAYA, Fatih Rüştü and KAYA, Yusuf Selim and TURHAN, Ebru and TUTANÇ, Murat and DOĞRAMACI, Yunus and BALBAY, Mevlana Derya} }
APA DAVARCI, M , GÖKÇE, A , YALÇINKAYA, F , KAYA, Y , TURHAN, E , TUTANÇ, M , DOĞRAMACI, Y , BALBAY, M . (2012). A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 42 (3), 539-544. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147120
MLA DAVARCI, M , GÖKÇE, A , YALÇINKAYA, F , KAYA, Y , TURHAN, E , TUTANÇ, M , DOĞRAMACI, Y , BALBAY, M . "A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 539-544 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147120>
Chicago DAVARCI, M , GÖKÇE, A , YALÇINKAYA, F , KAYA, Y , TURHAN, E , TUTANÇ, M , DOĞRAMACI, Y , BALBAY, M . "A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 539-544
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ISNAD DAVARCI, Mürsel , GÖKÇE, Ahmet , YALÇINKAYA, Fatih Rüştü , KAYA, Yusuf Selim , TURHAN, Ebru , TUTANÇ, Murat , DOĞRAMACI, Yunus , BALBAY, Mevlana Derya . "A new anthropometric measurement of penile length and its relation to second and fourth digital lengths". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 / 3 (March 2012): 539-544.