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Hypospadias - Risks & Causes

Hypospadias - Risks & Causes

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Embryology

As a boy is developing in utero, the penis begins to form in the sixth week of fetal life. Two folds of tissue join each other in the middle and a hollow tube is formed in the middle of the future penis. This tube is the urethra and its opening is called the penile meatus. As the skin folds develop to form the penis, any interruption in this process leads to the meatus being located in a location further from the end of the penis. The exact etiology for this premature cessation of urethral formation is poorly understood. In addition, the etiology of the often-associated abnormal downward curvature (chordee) is also poorly understood.

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Dr. Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S. | Cornell Urology

Dix P. Poppas

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

212.746.5337
212.746.5337
AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The Institute for Pediatric Urology

Ardavan Akhavan

M.D.

212.746.5361
212.746.5361
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Blue Priority Network, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Fidelis Care, Health First, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. Jeremy B. Wiygul, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Jeremy Wiygul

M.D.

(718) 224-2644
(718) 224-2644
AETNA, AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity (Exchange Products: Essential- Platinum, Gold, Silver, Broze, American Indian, Catastrophic), Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, Amida Care, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS NYPH Employees Only, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Elderplan, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Empire BCBS HealthPlus (Medicaid), Empire Plan, Fidelis (Medicare, Medicaid & CHP ), GHI, GHI PPO/CBP/Prem PPO (Emblem Exchange Products: Select Care Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Basic), Health First (Medicare, Medicaid, FIDA, CHP, Exchange and Essential Plans), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Healthcare Partners (Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare only underwritten by HIP), HIP (Incl. Comprehealth) (Emblem Exchange Products: Select Care Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Basic), MagnaCare (PPO, Direct Plus), MultiPlan, Oxford (NY State of Health), Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Oxford Medicare, UHC Community Plan - Medicaid Plan, UHC Compass, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Health Care, United Health Care [Community Plan], United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth, VNSNY Choice/VNS FIDA (formerly Select Health), Wellcare (Medicare, Medicaid, CHP)
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