Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Hypospadias

photo by LPCH housestaff

Hypospadias with opening of the urethra on the distal penile shaft. Though not easily visible in this photograph, the urethral meatus is about midway between the normal location and the insertion into the scrotum. A hooded foreskin, which allows the glans to be readily visible, is present. The term "natural circumcision", though sometimes used, is a misnomer. The foreskin is present, just malformed. Hypospadias affects 1:250 boys, but most have a milder form than that shown here.

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