BACKGROUND: Single-stage hypospadias repair is increasingly being performed. We report our experience at a general surgical unit. METHODS: The first one hundred repairs are included in this observational study, set up to evaluate our results. Hypospadias was graded as distal, penile shaft or peno-scrotal, with or without chordee. A single stage procedure of urethral plate elevation. excision of fibrous tissue with preputial onlay flap was used in all patients. RESULTS: First 100 operated patients are included in this study. Frequency of major complications was 33%. including fistula (17%), meatal stenosis (7%), premature tube dislodgment (3%). epidermal sloughing and persistent chordee (2% each), and retained tube and torsion penis (1% each). Fistula rate was high (17%). Success in fistula repair was low (53%). In five patients (5%) the urethral plate was transected as it was too short and fibrosed. CONCLUSIONS: Patients presented early. This procedure may successfully relieve chordee except in peno-scrotal cases. Fistula is a common complication. Early fistula repair may improve outcome. One fourth of the children had a poor cosmetic result. It was not a major concern for parents.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|