Hypospadias

Hypospadias

Hypospadias refers to a birth defect in which the urinary opening is not at the correct location on the head of the penis. It is the second most common birth abnormality in boys, affecting approximately 1 of every 300. In approximately 90% of cases the opening is on or near the head of the penis, referred to as distal hypospadias, while the remainder have proximal hypospadias with a meatus near or within the scrotum. Shiny tissue seen extending from the meatus to the tip of the glans, that should have made the urinary channel, is referred to as the “urethral plate”. In most cases the foreskin is also underdeveloped and does not wrap completely around the penis, leaving the underside of ... more on Wikipedia

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