|Authors||Koenig JF, Kottwitz M, McKenna PH|
|Journal||J. Urol. Volume: 190 Issue: 4 Suppl Pages: 1545-8|
|Publish Date||2013 Oct|
Many options are available for repairing mid shaft to distal hypospadias. Reported complications include poor cosmesis, persistent chordee, meatal stenosis and fistula. We hypothesized that advancing the intact native urethra would facilitate chordee correction and minimize complications.We retrospectively reviewed our records of all 248 hypospadias repairs done from July 2003 to May 2009 and identified patients younger than 18 years with distal or mid shaft hypospadias who underwent repair by urethral mobilization. The outcomes recorded were patient satisfaction, bladder scan volume, and the rate of fistula, meatal stenosis or other complications.Of the patients 83 met study inclusion criteria, including 5 (6%) treated with previous failed hypospadias operations. The hypospadias site was the distal, mid shaft and megameatal intact prepuce variant in 69 (83.1%), 11 (13.3%) and 3 patients (3.6%), respectively. Chordee was present in 80 patients (96.4%). The mean degree of chordee was 61.5 degrees, mean age at operation was 35.7 months and mean followup was 18 months (range 0.25 to 79). Of parental responses 94% were pleased or very pleased. Mean bladder volume on bladder scan was 9.7 ml (range 0 to 81). Fistula developed in 1 patient (1.2%). There were no meatal stenosis cases.Urethral mobilization results in excellent cosmesis and a low complication rate. This technique is especially well suited to patients with prior operations or deficient preputial skin. Using the native urethra with its blood supply is our preferred method of repairing distal and mid shaft hypospadias with chordee.