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What is the treatment for epispadia ?

my son have epispadia, i notice he urine always go upward. the teacher and the nanny told me to take him to the doctor that its an abnormality, and true to their word tha doctor confirm it and said i should bring him for surgery . i also notice he has a hole on the pennis which is enlarge when he urinate and no opening at the tip. please is a major operation or a proceedure to correct and is their any effect to the child my son is 2years old, n will notice this when he stop using diapers
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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Hello and welcome to healthcare magic forum.
As your son is diagnosed by doctor as having epispadiasis, he has to undergo surgery to treat the condition.
Result and success rate of surgery depends on the position of urethral opening over the penis and more distal the opening higher the success rate. So, by this way you can understand the severity of the condition and result of surgery.
Best wishes for health of your son.
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