The meatus is the opening in the penis where urine (pee) comes out. In meatal stenosis
(mee-AT-ul steh-NO-sis), the meatus is too small.
More to Know
When the meatus is too small, a boy may have difficulty urinating
Meatal stenosis is corrected in an outpatient procedure — called a meatotomy
or meatoplasty — at the hospital. The surgery is performed by a urologist (a
surgeon who specializes in the urinary system) and sometimes requires general anesthesia.
In most cases, surgery corrects the condition and the child is able to urinate
Keep in Mind
Meatal stenosis usually is detected early in a boy's life and corrected through
a minor outpatient procedure.
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