Surgical repair of epispadias is recommended in patients with more than a mild case. Leakage of urine (incontinence) is not uncommon and may require a second operation.
Surgery generally leads to the ability to control the flow of urine and a good cosmetic outcome.
Persistent urinary incontinence can occur in some persons with this condition even after several operations.
Upper urinary tract (ureter and kidney) damage and infertility may occur.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s genitourinary tract appearance or function.
Epispadias : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Epispadias : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Epispadias : Treatment
Review Date : 1/21/2010
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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