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by Neff DM

Risk Factors

One risk factor is hypospadias . With this condition, the opening of the urethra is on the bottom of the penis instead of at the tip of the penis.


In mild cases, surgery may not be needed. Your child's condition will be monitored. In other cases, surgery may be done to straighten the penis. The curved appearance will be straightened by:
  • Removing tissue that is constricting the erection
  • Lengthening the urethra
  • Making the longer and shorter sides of the penis equal in length
Surgery is usually done in children aged 3-18 months.


Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics

Urology Care Foundation



Canadian Urological Association

Health Canada



Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Guideline Clearinghouse. Guidelines on penile curvature. AHRQ, National Guideline Clearinghouse website. Available at: . Published February 2012. Accessed September 11, 2014.

Hypospadias. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated May 21, 2014. Accessed September 11, 2014.

Hypospadias/chordee. Cincinnati Children's Hospital website. Available at: Updated June 2013. Accessed September 11, 2014.

Hypospadias and chordee. Comprehensive Medical Center website. Available at: Accessed September 11, 2014.


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