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epispadias

 [ep″ĭ-spa´de-as]
a congenital malformation with absence of the upper wall of the urethra; it occurs in both sexes, but more commonly in the male, with the urethral opening somewhere on the dorsum of the penis. adj., adj epispa´diac, epispa´dial.
Epispadias. From Dorland's, 2000.

ep·i·spa·di·as

(ep'i-spā'dē-ăs),
A malformation in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis; frequently associated with exstrophy of the bladder.
[epi- + G. spaō, to tear or gouge]

epispadias

/epi·spa·di·as/ (ep″ĭ-spa´de-as) congenital absence of the upper wall of the urethra, occurring in both sexes, but more often in the male, with the urethral opening somewhere on the dorsum of the penis.epispa´diacepispa´dial

epispadias

[ep′ispā′dē·əs]
Etymology: Gk, epi + spadon, a rent
a congenital defect in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis at any point below the internal sphincter. Other pelvic abnormalities may be present. Treatment focuses on correcting or managing urinary incontinence, which occurs because the urinary sphincters are defective, and on permitting sexual function. The corresponding defect in women, in which the urethra opens by the separation of the labia minora and a fissure of the clitoris, is quite rare.
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Epispadias

epispadias

Hyperspadias Urology A congenital defect in the dorsal urethra, resulting in an opened upper meatal orifice. Cf. Hypospadias

ep·i·spa·di·as

(ep'i-spā'dē-ăs)
A malformation in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis; frequently associated with exstrophy of the bladder.
[epi- + G. spaō, to tear or gouge]

epispadias

A congenital abnormality of the penis, in which the urine tube (URETHRA) opens on the upper surface. Sometimes the opening is right back near the root, causing difficulties with urination and infertility. Surgical reconstruction is possible.

epispadias

a congenital malformation with absence of the upper wall of the urethra, occurring in both sexes, but more commonly in the male, the urethral opening being located anywhere on the dorsum of the penis.
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One-year-old male patient, ASA I/VI, weighing 13 kg, with a diagnosis of bladder exstrophy and epispadias, scheduled for exstrophy correction, bilateral pelvic osteotomy and external fixator placement had inhaled induction with sevoflurane, balanced general anaesthesia, access with #20 venous catheter in the right upper limb, central left external jugular vein catheter, right radial arterial line, analgesia with caudal tunnelled catheter (Fig.
Boys who are born with epispadias or classic exstrophy have a congenital absence of the urethral sphincter mechanism.
The most commonly identified BDs in this study were hypospadias and/or epispadias and obstructive genitourinary defects; each was identified in more than 13,000 newborns.
It also causes reduced AGD, retained nipples, and low incidence of epispadias (1:13).
This anomaly may be accompanied by various pathological conditions including hypospadias epispadias anterior urethral valve lacuna manga prostatic urethral polyps megalo-urethra syringocele (dilated Cowper gland) and congenital urethral fistula.
Males born with penile anomalies (hypospadias, epispadias or megalourethra) and children with ammonia dermatitis were excluded from the study.
The EEC covers a spectrum with different severity levels, ranging from epispadias (E) representing the mildest form, with lower and upper fissure, to the full picture of classical bladder exstrophy (CEB), and exstrophy of the cloaca (EC)--often also referred to as OEIS (omphalocele, exstrophy, imperforate anus and spinal defects) complex--as the most severe form.
This is especially true of patients with bladder exstrophy who typically have a very tortuous urethra after epispadias repair and bladder neck reconstruction.