Prognosis for Hypospadias

The prognosis for hypospadias depends on the severity of the condition. Surgical correction for moderate or severe conditions is becoming increasingly successful. Surgical advancements (e.g., tissue glue, laser procedures, urethral substitutes) and before birth (antenatal) intervention that may improve the prognosis are being developed.

Hypospadias Prevention

Hypospadias cannot be prevented.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 10 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011