Epispadias is a rare congenital anomaly of the urogenital tract characterized by a defect in the position of the urethral opening. In this condition, the urethral opening is located on the upper part of the penis, rather than on the underside of the penile shaft or the glans as in the norm. Epispadias can affect urinary and sexual function and requires early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In this article, we will examine the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for epispadias.
Symptoms of epispadias can vary depending on the severity of the defect. In milder cases, the urethral opening may be only slightly shifted towards the upper part of the penis. In more severe cases, the urethra can be completely divided into two parts, with openings both on the upper part of the penis and the underside of the penile shaft or the glans. Other symptoms may include difficulty urinating, weak urinary flow, urinary incontinence, and abnormal curvature of the penis.
To understand the most appropriate treatment for epispadias, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.