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A congenital anomaly of the penis in pediatric patients.

  • opening of the urethra is on the underside, rather than at the end, of the penis

The child will have surgery between 16-18 months of age.

  • Infants with hypospadias should not be circumcised.
  • The foreskin should be preserved for use in later surgical repair.
  • Surgery is usually done before the child starts school.
  • Recommend repair is before the child is 18 months old.


A condition in which a child is unable to control bladder function regardless of the age in which they are expected to be able to control their voiding.


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