Prepuce-sparing hypospadias repair with tubularized incised plate urethroplasty

Kenji Shimada, Fumi Matsumoto, Futoshi Matsui, Syuichi Takano
International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association 2008, 15 (8): 720-3

OBJECTIVES: Modifications in surgical methods of hypospadias repair have been influenced by social considerations. Most Japanese parents wish their children to retain their foreskin during hypospadias repair. We report on short-term results of foreskin reconstruction associated with hypospadias repair.

METHODS: Of 44 tubularized incised plate urethroplasty-patients, 42 (95%) underwent foreskin reconstruction at the time of urethroplasty during the last 2 years. After the urethroplasty was completed, the foreskin was re-approximated in three layers.

RESULTS: Complications related to urethroplasty consisted of fistula in two patients with penoscrotal hypospadia, and mild stenosis of the glandular urethra in one patient. Complications related to foreskin reconstruction included dehiscence of the ventral foreskin in two patients. In all cases parents were well satisfied with the reconstructed prepuce.

CONCLUSIONS: Pre-operative information about preputial reconstruction should be given to parents if they would prefer their son to be uncircumcised.

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