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Kidney stones are quite uncommon in children compared to adults. The meat of the kidney produces pee (urine) which then passes into a funnel-shaped drainage sac called the pelvis. From here the pee flows downward to the bladder along a tube called the ureter. The pee is stored in the bladder and...

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What is a prepucioplasty? Prepucioplasty is an operation that is done when the foreskin is: too tight and causing problems abnormal and unlikely to stretch by itself It makes the foreskin opening larger so that the foreskin can go back easily. Why is prepucioplasty done? Nearly all foreskins start...

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What is hypospadias? This is a condition where the urethra (hole where urine comes out) is not in the correct place. It is instead further down and on the underside of the penis. The type of hypospadias is described by where the opening is. The mildest type (glanular) is where the opening is on...

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What is hypospadias? This is a condition where the urethra (hole where pee comes out) is not in the correct place. It is instead further down and on the underside of the penis. The type of hypospadias is described by where the opening is. The mildest type (glanular) is where the opening is on...

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What is an impalpable testicle? When the testicle has not ‘dropped’ into the scrotum, it may be in a few places. When your child was examined all these places were felt but no testicle could be found. The possibilities are that the testicle is inside the tummy, or has disappeared. Why...

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What is hypospadias? This is a condition where the urethra (hole where pee comes out) is not in the correct place. It is instead further down and on the underside of the penis. The type of hypospadias is described by where the opening is. The mildest type (glanular) is where the opening is on...

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What is an undescended testicle? An undescended testicle is a testicle which is not properly in the scrotum (ball bag). Testicles form at the back of the tummy and during development, gradually move down into the scrotum. They may do not ‘drop’ completely  or the testicle may drop into...

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What is circumcision? Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin tissue from the penis. Today, many parents have their sons circumcised for religious or other reasons such as abnormalities which would not improve as they grow older. What would happen if nothing were done? For a child...

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What is selective dorsal rhizotomy? Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce tight and stiff muscle tone (spasticity) in the lower legs. It works by dividing some of the sensory nerve roots within the lumbar region of the spine (lower back). This may help to:...

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Your antenatal scans have indicated your baby has exomphalos. This is sometimes called omphacele. This leaflet will help you to understand the condition and what will happen when your baby comes to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU) at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust hospital for treatment...

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From your antenatal scans there are indications your baby may have duodenal atresia. This information is to help you understand the condition and what will usually happen to your baby if they are diagnosed with duodenal atresia, and are transferred to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU) at Sheffield...

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