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The female clitoral hood is homologous with the foreskin.
In the male the penis can be exposed by retracting the foreskin with the fingers.
The operation This is designed to remove the foreskin.
If the cancer is affecting only the foreskin, it may be possible to treat it with circumcision alone.
If there is no evidence of the foreskin becoming retractile, the child should be referred for an outpatient opinion.
Retraction of the foreskin reveals a clearly defined fibrous ring.