Outcome of pediatric hypospadias repair in adulthood
Boris Chertin1, Dan Prat1, Ofer Z Shenfeld2
1Division of Pediatric Urology, 2Department of Urology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Faculty of Medical Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose: To review the evolution of the technique of hypospadias repair.
Methods: A search of Pubmed, Medline and the Journal of Pediatric Urology was performed, and papers dealing with surgical techniques for hypospadias repair were critally reviewed. Special emphasis was given to papers on the effects in the long term of hypospadias repair on voiding and sexual dysfunction.
Results: The techniques for hypospadias repair have evolved over the years. The most popular technique now is tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. Long-term results with the use of the new techniques of the hypospadias repair in terms of voiding and sexual problems should be addressed.
Conclusion: There is a need for valid studies on the outcomes of hypospadias repair in adults that were performed in childhood in terms of cosmetic appearance, voiding and sexual performance.
Keywords: hypospadias, hypospadias surgery, adult, later outcome
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