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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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Abstract

QUEVEDO P., German. Snodgrass urethroplasty technique with vascularized dartos flaps for Hypospadia´s repair. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2005, vol.44, n.1, pp. 15-17. ISSN 1024-0675.

Objective: To show our experience and the utility of the Snodgrass technique with darto´s flap in the correction of Hypospadias. Methods: From July 2001 to July 2004, the paediatric surgical service of the Japanese University Hospital did a prospective study using the Snodgrass technique combined with dartos flap in the correction of distal and proximal hypospadias. We operated 11 patients (8 distal hipospadias and 3 proximal hipospadias); a medium age at the time of surgery was 2,5 years old. The neourethras was stented using catheter 10 or 12 Fr., 7 days for distal hipospadias and 10 days for proximal cases. Results: The patients with distal hipospadias nobody had urethrocutaneous fistula; two cases reported glandar dehiscence and another one meatal stenosis this required meatotomy. In patients with proximal hipospdias we have two cases with minor urethrocutaneous fistula, these resolved with observation and any surgical correction. Conclusion: We report the experience of the J.U.H. Paediatric Surgery Service with the Snodgrass technique and dartos flap for hypospadia´s repair. This technique shows to be a good alternative for hipospadias correction for the low incidence of complications and almost any morbidity of the patients.

Keywords : hypospadia; penis; urethra; malformation; fistula.

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