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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-32

Hypospadias: 10 year review of outcome of treatment in pediatric urological practice

Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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Ahmad Bello
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2384-5147.151571

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Introduction: Hypospadias and its surgical correction is a challenging urologic discipline. Various surgical procedures for correction of this anomaly have evolved, in order to reduce complication rate and improve cosmetic outcome. The aim of this study is to review the complication rate and cosmetic outcome in patients who had hypospadias surgery at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria. Patients and Methods: The case records and clinical appearance of 54 patients with hypospadias who had surgery between June1998 and June 2008 were reviewed. The effect of different variables on the overall complication rates were evaluated, including: the degree of chordee; the urethral meatal site after correction of any penile curvature; the age of the patient at surgery; the source of the neourethra; and tubularization of the flap. Result: The mean age of the patients was 1.97 (0.5-12) years. Most patients had their repair at 2 years of age. Twenty-six had distal hypospadias while twenty-eight were mid penile or proximal hypospadias. Distal hypospadias have a better outcome than proximal hypospadias. Onlay flaps have lower stricture and fistula compared with tubularized flaps. Repairs are done recently at earlier age with equal or better outcome. Conclusion: Skin flap procedures have had sufficiently extensive use to support the feasibility of a one-stage repair of different types of hypospadias. Snodgrass is gaining popularity in recent times, and more procedures are likely to evolve in order to improve cosmetic outcome.

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