Pediatric Male Genital Reconstruction
Development of the male genitalia begins long before a child is born. Through a complex cascade of hormonal signals and events, the male genitalia develop. If this process is disrupted at any point or if the correct amount of hormones are not present, anomalies can occur. For example, if the urethra fails to form a tube all the way to the tip of the penis, hypospadias occurs.
Pediatric urologists are surgeons who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of genitourinary tract disorders, including male genital reconstruction.
Conditions and Treatments
- Ambiguous Genitalia
- Congenital Concealed or Buried Penis
- Congenital Penile Curvature (Chordee)
- Congenital Penile Torsion
- Epididymal Cyst (Spermatocele)
- Meatal Stenosis
- Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV)
- Testicular Torsion