Distal hypospadias repair with or without foreskin reconstruction: A single-surgeon experience Journal Articles uri icon

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  • OBJECTIVE: Dartos flap coverage is routinely used as a protective layer during tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIPU) except when an associated foreskin reconstruction (FSR) precludes its use. In this study we compare the outcome of distal hypospadias repair with and without foreskin reconstruction by the same surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 2002 and June 2007, 215 children with distal hypospadias underwent stented TIPU by a single surgeon. Of these, 25 (glanular 8, coronal 17) underwent a two-layer FSR without dartos flap coverage. An age- and time-matched group of 49 patients (glanular 10, coronal 39) who underwent TIPU with dartos flap coverage without foreskin reconstruction (NoFSR) were selected for comparison. Operative time and complications were recorded. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in severity of hypospadias and follow-up duration (mean 17 vs 19 months, P=0.57) between the two groups. Operative time ranged between 30 and 86min (mean 57) in the FSR group and 35 and 113min (mean 75) in the NoFSR group (P


  • Suoub, Mohammed
  • Dave, Sumit
  • El-Hout, Yaser
  • Braga, Luis
  • Farhat, Walid A

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  • October 2008