from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Abnormal opening of the urethra upon the dorsum of the penis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A deformity in which the urethra opens upon the top of the penis, instead of at its extremity.
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- noun medicine A
deformityin which the urethraopens upon the top of the penis, instead of at its extremity.
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- noun a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
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Modified bladder neck reconstruction in patients with incontinence after staged exstrophy/epispadias closures.
These include repairs for bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, spina bifida, hypospadias and epispadias.
Position of the penis opening hypospadias and epispadias
Fig. 14, Plate 57, exhibits the form of a congenital epispadias, in which the urethra is seen to open on the dorsal surface of the prepuce at the median line.
Even worse is epispadias, which occurs when the urethra is divided and runs like a "shallow gutter" along the back of a rudimentary or incompletely developed penis.
The penis, except the glans, is rudimentary and is cleft on its dorsal surface, exposing the floor of the urethra, a condition known as epispadias.
A much more uncommon form of malformation is where there is an apparent deficiency of the upper wall of the urethra; this is named epispadias.
Gay 6.432 describes a child with epispadias whose penis had undergone such torsion on its axis that its inferior surface looked upward to the left, and the child passed urine toward the left shoulder.
Caddy 6.434 mentions a youth of eighteen who had congenital torsion of the penis with out hypospadias or epispadias.
The absence of the clitoris coincides with epispadias in the male, and in atrophy of the vulva it is common to find the clitoris rudimentary; but a more frequent anomaly is hypertrophy of the clitoris.