Some children with balanitic (first degree) hypospadias need surgical corrections to assure normal sexual function; many, however, do not need an operation. The author discusses how to distinguish between the two groups of cases. He also describes a new, safe, and simple operation for correcting the abnormality, when indicated–the "check-vein" procedure.
- Received December 28, 1967.
- Accepted February 7, 1968.
- Copyright © 1968 by the American Academy of Pediatrics