The Ghana Association of Urological Surgeons (GAUS) has revealed that hypospadias is the most common abnormality seen in children in the country.
The condition in which the opening of the penis is on the underside of the organ is said to be a congenital malformation that can be corrected if detected early.
This observation was disclosed at the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Session of GAUS in collaboration with academic staff from Melbourne University, Australia, and a urologist from South Africa on Saturday, July 17.
According to the Association, adequate treatment requires a thorough neonatal assessment of the baby.
Closely following hypospadias, the Association named undescended testis and posterior urethral valves as other urinary tract diseases.