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hypospadias

Term: hypospadias
Origin: Anc Greek
υπό/hypo(prefix meaning "under", "beneath", "less")
σπαδή/spade(=opening, orifice)
Literally meaning: underside opening
Coined/History             
by Galen in the 2nd century a.d who described the problem of infertility associated with a proximal meatus and penile chordee. The modern principles of hypospadias surgery were well described in the mid-1800s, by Thiersch in Germany and Duplay in France. Unfortunately, the limited facilities at that time diverted surgeons toward other less successful options.
Definition
Hypospadias is a birth defect in which the opening of the male’s urethra is situated on the underside of the penis instead of at its tip, having an effect on direction of the urinary stream or delivery of semen into vagina.
into vagina.

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