The Cosmetic Results of a Simple Method for Repairing Preputial Skin Defect in Hypospadias


Maryam Ghavami-Adel 1 , * , Mansour Mollaeean 2 , Nakysa Hooman 3

How to Cite: Ghavami-Adel M , Mollaeean M , Hooman N . The Cosmetic Results of a Simple Method for Repairing Preputial Skin Defect in Hypospadias, Iran J Pediatr. 2014 ; 24(4):406-410.


Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 24 (4); 406-410
Published Online: July 04, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 17, 2013
Accepted: June 13, 2014


Objective: Hypospadias is a common birth defect of the penis. Besides the abnormal position of the urethral opening, there is usually a ventral preputial defect with preputial redundancy in dorsal shaft. There are many flap procedures for correcting this defect. Here, we present our experience of skin coverage procedure with better cosmetic results.Methods: It is a prospective study on patients with mid-shaft to glandular hypospadias operated from June 2008 to December 2012. The operations were performed by one surgeon in two hospitals and the cosmetic results were evaluated by the surgeon, parents, and another pediatric surgeon by a satisfaction questionnaire. In this procedure, inner prepuce was incised curvilinearly, remaining 5 mm in medial and 8 mm in lateral aspects of the inner prepuce. For skin repair, dorsal flaps were approximated in midline along median raphe.Findings: Sixty-three patients with mean age of 25.75±8.46 (7-93) months were followed up for 7.06±3.34 (2-15( months. There were 4 complications. The overall satisfaction with penile skin coverage was 93.7% for parents and 98.4% for surgeons. Patients’ age and primary site of meatus had a significant correlation with cosmetic results (P<0.05), while urethroplasty techniques and post-operative complications were not significant.Conclusion: Reapproximation of dorsal flaps in midline is a simple method and can be used in most cases of uncomplicated primary hypospadias. By this technique a more normal appearance can be achieved.




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