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hypospadias

 [hi″po-spa´de-as]
a developmental anomaly in which the urethra opens inferior to its normal position, usually in males with the opening on the underside of the penis or on the perineum. In perineal hypospadias the opening on the perineum is accompanied by severe deformity of the penis and testes so that the individual has male pseudohermaphroditism.
Hypospadias with chordee. From Dorland's, 2000.
female hypospadias a developmental anomaly in the female in which the urethra opens into the vagina.

hy·po·spa·di·as

(hī'pō-spā'dē-ăs), [MIM*146450]
A developmental anomaly characterized by a defect on the ventral surface of the penis so that the urethral meatus is proximal to its normal location; may be associated with chordee; also a similar defect in the female, in which the urethra opens into the vagina. Compare: epispadias.
[hypo- + G. spaō, to tear or gouge]

hypospadias

/hy·po·spa·di·as/ (-spa´de-is) a developmental anomaly in which the urethra opens inferior to its normal location; usually seen in males, with the opening on the underside of the penis or on the perineum.hypospadi´ac
female hypospadias  a developmental anomaly in the female in which the urethra opens into the vagina.

hypospadias

[hī′pōspā′dē·əs]
Etymology: Gk, hypo, under + spadōn, a rent
a developmental anomaly in the male in which the urethra opens on the ventral aspect of the penis or on the perineum.
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Hypospadias

hypospadias

Pediatric urology A congenital defect in the positioning of the urethral meatus on the penis or vagina Types Mild male hypospadias–opening is slightly displaced below the tip of the penis; severe male hypospadias, opening is in the female position at the base of the scrotum; the penis has an open gutter under the penis; the penis may be small. See Epispadia, Micropenis/microphallus.

hy·po·spa·di·as

(hī'pō-spā'dē-ăs)
A developmental anomaly characterized by a defect on the ventral surface of the penis so that the urethral meatus (urethral opening) is more proximal than normal; may be associated with chordee; also, a similar defect in the female in which the urethra opens into the vagina.
Compare: epispadias
Synonym(s): urogenital sinus anomaly.
[hypo- + G. spaō, to tear or gouge]

hypospadias

A congenital abnormality of the penis in which the urine tube (URETHRA) opens on the underside of the organ, either at the neck of the bulb (glans) or further back. The prevalence of the condition has doubled in the last 30 years. Hypospadias causes inconvenience in urination and possible infertility, but surgical correction is possible. Tissue culture can be used to provide sheets of artificially grown natural material to line the extended portion of the urethra.

Hypospadias

A congenital deformity of the penis where the urinary tract opening is not at the tip of the glans.
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hypospadias

a developmental anomaly in the male in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or on the perineum.
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Transverse island flaps of inner preputial skin have provided a reliable technique for the repair of hypospadias, especially proximal hypospadias.
Hypospadias is one of the most common congenital anomalies noted among boys at birth.
6 The surgical goal in hypospadias repair is to construct a straight penis with the urethral meatus as close as possible to the normal site.
Malformations encompassed reduced AGD, hypospadias, cryptorchidism, and abnormal nipple retention, all of which were linked to early life stage (prenatal, early postnatal) exposure scenarios.
Hypospadias is an incomplete fusion of urethral folds in early fetal development.
Today, the two-stage hypospadias repair is a commonly used technique repair of proximal penile, penoscrotal and scrotal hypospadias with chordee.
However, chromosome analysis can be performed to differentiate hypospadias from true hermaphroditism (Adder and Hobson, 1998).
The objective of the current report was to document for the first time in Sudan a penile urethral hypospadias with two fistulae and concurrent diverticulum in a Saanen kid.
The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year, so expect chemical companies to enjoy strong quarterly profits, more boys to be born with hypospadias and more women to die unnecessarily of breast cancer.
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In September 2004, for example, a study published in the medical journal BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology identified case reports linking exposure to Zofran in utero to an increased risk of urethral birth defects in boys, known as hypospadias.
Dolores Lamb, director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Baylor, professor and vice chair for research of urology and molecular and cellular biology at Baylor, asid cryptorchidism and hypospadias are among the most common birth defects but the causes are usually unknown.