September 1st, 2017
Chordee is a medical condition that affects the cosmetic appearance of penis. It is characterized by formation of thick fibrous tissue bands that pulls the penis sideward; thereby making it look curvy or bent. It is noteworthy that the curviness of penis becomes particularly prominent during penile erection.
This condition is frequently observed in young males who have hypospadias.
Hypospadias is a congenital (by birth) structural deformity of penis that is marked by presence of urinary duct on the underside of penis instead of tip (like in normal cases). In most cases, the displacement is only mild, but in some rare cases, the displacement may extend as far as the testicles. Here are some important facts that you must know about Chordee:
Besides affecting the urinary stream (especially while urinating in the standing posture), this condition can also lead to varying degree of sexual dysfunction. That’s why healthcare providers strongly recommend treating this condition as soon as possible. Ideally, surgical intervention is recommended to remove thefibrous tissue as well as correct the hypospadias.
Fortunately, most cases are diagnosed soon after birth, but a few cases may first come to notice in the adolescence. Although, surgery can be a little complicated if the procedure is performed at an older age, but nevertheless, symptoms can be resolved without any residual complications.
The repair procedure is usually performed by a pediatric urologist and may take about 1-3 hours. After the surgery, patient can be sent home the same day. The type of surgery is determined by the extent of curvature defect and other congenital abnormalities.
The risk of complications is rare if procedure is performed under aseptic measures. Here are some complications that may occur in some patients:
In order to optimize the healing process, make sure to keep the surgical area clean and dry. Ideally, the baby should not be bathe for the first 7 days. The baby should also be fed liquid diet.
Follow up with your doctor if you are experiencing following symptoms:
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