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Synopsis

Congenital malformation of the penis, characterized by displacement of the urethra on the ventral surface or perineum beyond the normal location. May be due to gene mutations, estrogenic exposure, androgenic stimulation, or developmental arrest. Reports suggest maternal exposure to certain chemicals, detergents, cosmetics, and pesticides may be causative. Hypospadias may cause problems with urinary stream control, erectile dysfunction, and semen flow, resulting in infertility.

Depending on the severity and location of the urethral opening, neonatal circumcision is not recommended prior to surgery, as foreskin may be used in reconstruction. Treatments include corrective surgery and careful attention to follow-up care.

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ICD10CM:
Q54.9 – Hypospadias, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
416010008 – Hypospadias

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