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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Hypospadias

A congenital deformity of the penis where the urinary tract opening is not at the tip of the glans.
Mentioned in: Circumcision
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