The Department of Plastic Surgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH),under the aegis of North Zone Association of Plastic Surgeons of India,organised a daylong Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on hypospadias today at Dumra Auditorium.
More than 150 delegates including plastic surgeons,paediatric surgeons,urologists and general surgeons participated in the meet. The CME was inaugurated by Dr N Dube,former director and principal of DMCH.
Principal Dr Daljit Singh welcomed the guests and delegates who came from states across the region including Jammu & Kashmir,Himachal Pradesh,Haryana,Delhi,Punjab and Rajasthan.
Dr Ashok K Gupta,president of the association,said that hypospadias is a congenital disease of the male child in which the urethral opening is on the under surface of the penis instead of the tip.
Due to the defect,the penis is curved downwards and the child wets his pants while passing urine. If not corrected by surgery,a person may have sexual dysfunction and urinary problems. The abnormality appears in 1 out of 350 live male births. He further emphasised that corrective surgery should be performed before the age of 2 years or before the schoolgoing age lest the peer group causes psychological trauma to the child, the doctor said.
The various aspects of hypospadias were discussed in detail by doctors of national and international fame including Dr A H Wani (SKIMS,Srinagar),Dr Amil Lal Bhatt (SPS Medical College,Bikaner),Dr Mukul Garg (Asopa Hospital,Agra),Dr S R Anand (Batra Hospital,Jammu),Dr Poonam Singh and Dr R J Singh (DMCH),Dr Shabbir Iqbal (Srinagar) and Dr B R Jindal (St Stephens Hospital,New Delhi). Organising Secretary Dr Sanjeev Uppal delivered a vote of thanks.