Hypospadias pronounced hype-oh-spay-dee-us is a birth defect in boys where the opening of the urethra the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body is not located at the tip of the penis. Click here to view a larger image. Hypospadias is a birth defect in boys in which the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis. In boys with hypospadias, the urethra forms abnormally during weeks 8—14 of pregnancy.
The Size of External Urethral Meatus on Maximum Stretch in Indian Adult Males
Urethra Defects - Children's Health Issues - MSD Manual Consumer Version
Meatotomy is a surgery done to widen the meatus. The meatus is the opening at the tip of the penis where urine leaves the body. Meatotomy is often done because the meatus is too narrow. This happens to about 20 percent of circumcised males. This helps widen the area around the meatus in order to make peeing easier.
Facts about Hypospadias
It is the point where urine exits the urethra in males and in females and where semen exits the urethra in males. The meatus has varying degrees of sensitivity to touch. The meatus is located on the glans of the penis or in the vulval vestibule.
Size of the external urethral meatus in adult Indian males is not yet documented. However, for choosing optimum size of an instrument, it is important to know the maximum stretchable external urethral meatal size in a particular patient. Hence, a prospective study was conducted at our institution to document the maximum stretchable adult male external urethral meatus size. Data were analyzed using the SPSS The average maximum stretchable external urethral meatal size in an Indian adult male was