Volume 27, Issue 156 (1-2018)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2018, 27(156): 199-204 | Back to browse issues page

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Nakhjavani N, Yosefniya Pasha Y, Mahdavi S M, Moudi E. Prevalence of Genital Abnormalities in Male Neonates in Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital in Babol, Iran. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2018; 27 (156) :199-204
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-9823-en.html
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Background and purpose: External genital abnormalities are amongst the most common congenital disorders, specially in boys. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of genital abnormalities in male neonates born in Babol Ayatollah Rohani Hospital, 2015-2016.
Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 787 live-born male infants. Written consent was obtained from their parents. The exclusion criteria were dead infants, female infants and lack of parental consent. The information of Newborns (weight, height, head circumference, gestational age, and kind of abnormality) and their parents (motherchr('39')s age, history of illness in mother, drug addiction, and any medication taken by mother) were recorded in a checklist.
Results: There was undescended testis in 28 (3.6%), hydrocele in 46 (5.8%), hypospadias in 6 (0.8%), and epispadias in 7 (0.9%) newborns. Mean weight of these newborns was 2841.26±434.77 gr. Mean gestational age was 37.34±1.68 weeks and mean age of their mothers was 30 ±7.94 years.
Conclusion: The results showed that hydrocele and undescended testis were the most common abnormalities in male neonates. Low birth weight, underlying diseases in mother and advanced maternal age were the predisposing factors of these abnormalities.

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Type of Study: Brief Report | Subject: urology

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