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Hypospadias

  • Laurence S. Baskin
Part of the Atlas of Clinical Urology book series (ACU)

Abstract

Hypospadias remains one of the few pediatric urologic anomalies solely treated by surgical reconstruction. The number of published repair techniques must be unmatched for this common congenital anomaly. The term hypospadias is derived from the Greek word spadon and refers to a vent on the ventral surface of the penis. Hypospadias results from incomplete development of the anterior urethra. The abnormal urethral opening may be anywhere along the shaft of the penis, along the scrotum, or even in the perineum (see Fig. 6–1). Hypospadias is associated with penile curvature, depending on the severity of the anomaly.

Keywords

Tunica Albuginea Island Flap Urethral Diverticulum Corporal Body Urethral Plate 
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