If the infant epithelial adhesions are broken and the sticky skin surfaces are allowed to rest in contact
with each other again, they can fuse together causing small connecting
strings or bands of skin tissue between the foreskin and the glans:
Skin bridges usually occur singly among uncircumcised boys, however
they are typically associated with circumcised boys when the healing
process is not supervised, here they form in groups between the circumcision
scar and the glans.
Depending on where they are, they are sometimes painful and/or restrict
a full erection. They can be treated with a very simple division.
Infant adhesions are a natural adhesive bonding between the foreskin
and the glans. This epithelium or layer is sometimes called epithelial
adhesions. Should this bond be broken and the raw sticky skin surfaces
be allowed to rest in contact again (in the presence of oxygen?), they
fuse together with surprising efficiency, these fusions are called
Skin Bridges can occur in uncircumcised or circumcised boys. They
can easily be half an inch long and a quarter inch wide, they can be
either circular or flat.
In uncircumcised boys skin bridges usually occur singly. They can
sometimes be hidden behind and combined with a phimosis usually they
are situated near the front of the prepuce often directly underneath
the meatus (the urinary opening of the glans). "It was attached to
the inside of my foreskin - the inner foreskin, and stretched across
to the tip of my glans - beside the meatus. It was about 6 mm in length,
and about 4 mm wide. It was ordinary skin as far as I could see."
Skin bridges are usually associated with infant routine full circumcision.
Among circumcised boys when the healing process is not supervised,
skin bridges may form in rows between the circumcision scar and the
I am grateful to Gregory
Berrnath for the following description.
"After I was circumcised as an infant, the wound was not taken
care of with sufficient diligence, and it healed incorrectly. Portions
of the raw edge of the remaining foreskin bonded to the glans, a little
bit above the lower edge of the glans. This left series of "skin
"These varied in width from about 1/16" to 1/4",
and were attached off and on over about 2/3 of the circumference. ...
It was a long time before I even realized it was abnormal." Greg
cut these skin bridges himself, afterwards he notes that the length
of his erect penis had increased by 1/4 inch.
Skin-bridges require the very simple treatment of cutting through
the joining bridge. Professional treatment could easily be found
through any surgeon or even any normal doctor.