RN HESI Paediatrics Exam 2

RN HESI Paediatrics Exam 2 ( 53 Questions)

Question 1 :

The parents of a newborn infant with hypospadias are concerned about when the surgical correction should occur. Which information should the nurse provide?

Correct Answer: B

A. Surgery should be done by one month to prevent bladder infections. This statement is not accurate. While early surgery is generally recommended, the one-month timeframe is not a strict rule. The primary reason for early correction is to improve the cosmetic appearance of the penis, but it is not primarily aimed at preventing bladder infections.

 B. Repair should be done before the child is potty-trained.

 Hypospadias is a congenital condition where the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis rather than at the tip. Surgical correction is typically recommended, and the timing of the surgery is an important consideration.

C. The urethral repair should be done after sexual maturity. This statement is incorrect. Delaying the repair until sexual maturity is not the standard approach. In fact, earlier surgical correction is often recommended to ensure proper urinary function and to avoid potential psychological and social issues in the child.

D. Delaying the repair until school age reduces castration fears. This statement is not supported by current medical practice. Delaying the repair until school age can lead to psychosocial issues, as children may become more self-aware of their condition and experience teasing or psychological distress.


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