WHAT IS EPISPADIAS?
Epispadias is a rare congenital (present at birth) abnormality that involves the opening of the urethra (the tube from which urine exit the bladder). Epispadias occurs once in 30,000 births and afflicts males three times more frequently than females.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR THE APPLICATION?
Epispadias is a rare congenital defect. It’s congenital, which means it exists when a baby is born. Birth defects affect the smooth development of the urethra. The urethra is a pipe-shaped organ in the urinary tract where urine comes out of the body. In boys with epispadias, the urethra opens in top of the penis rather than the tip. The space between this opening and tip of the penis appears like an open book (gutter). In girls with epispadias, the urethral opening is towards the clitoris or even belly area. This results in the external genitalia and urethra not forming or functioning well.
In this case, in men, the opening of the urethra is usually placed at the top of the penis. The urethral opening can also be along the sides, and in both positions the opening can extend the length of the entire penis. In female epispadias, the urethra may be longer, more backward and larger than normal.
WHAT ARE THE AREAS FOR THE APPLICATION?
This is applied to the penile area.