More severe hypospadias might need more than one operation to achieve a satisfactory result. Andrologia ; And despite assumptions to the contrary, women in the survey rated penile size as being relatively unimportant. Urinary incontinence also has been observed in three reported cases 9. Genitals and Urinary Tract. Hypospadias is a congenital anomaly resulting from incomplete closure of the tissue of the penis that forms the urethra the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
Also called distal hypospadias. The aim of this study was to provide an evidence-based systematic review of adolescent and adult patient perceptions of cosmetic outcomes following childhood surgery for hypospadias. As with any operation there is a slight risk of bleeding or infection after the surgery, but these are not usually too much of a problem. The penis develops in the foetus between 6 and 12 weeks, often before you know you are pregnant. There are different types of hypospadias, depending on the symptoms. Sometimes when boys are born, the opening of the penis meatus is not at the tip.
The prognosis for boys who have undergone hypospadias repair is excellent. Most hypospadias repair is day surgery. J Pediatr Urol ;9 6 Pt B It can be used to help rebuild the urethral opening or to cover the original opening. Assoc ;
The general cosmetic appearance and position and shape of the meatus were not considered more important by women before or after exposure to the photosets. Hypospadias is also known to run in families where several members of the same family are affected. What did the research involve? The authors of these consumer health information handouts have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easy to understand. Please enable scripts and reload this page.