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Hypospadias

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by Neff DM
 

Treatment

With mild forms, no treatment is needed. In severe cases, surgery is the only way to correct the defect. The surgery is done by a doctor called a pediatric urologist.
If the urethral tissues cannot be brought back together, tissue grafts are taken from the foreskin or inside of the mouth. These grafts are used to:
  • Reconstruct the opening of the urethra
  • Straighten the curved penis
Surgery is typically done when the child is 3-18 months old.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

American Urological Association
http://www.auanet.org/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Urological Association
http://www.cua.org/

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php/

 

References


Academy of Pediatrics. Hypospadias: a birth defect in the penis. Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: http://www.healthychildren.org/ . Accessed August 13, 2010.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Guideline Clearinghouse. Hypospadias: guidelines in pediatric urology. AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=12594 . Published March 2008. Accessed August 13, 2010.


DynaMed Editorial Team. Hypospadias. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 2, 2010. Accessed August 19, 2010.


Mayo Clinic. Hypospadias. Mayo Clinic website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypospadias/DS00884 . Updated January 22, 2009. Accessed August 13, 2010.

 

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