Curr Health Sci J, vol. 47, no. 2, 2021

Retrospective Study Over the Hypospadias Surgery in a Single Tertiary Center

[Original Paper]

Radu Fruntelata(1), George Alin Stoica(2), Mircea Ovidiu Ciobanu(2), Marius Eugen Ciurea(3), Oliviu Nica(3), Maria Stoica(4)


(1)PhD Student, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Department of ICU and Anesthesia, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Hypospadias surgery is a common activity in every department for pediatric surgery, increased incidence of this condition contributing this aspect. For this purpose permanent review of the data of cases is probably necessary, in order to promptly evaluate short and long term results. Material and methods. The authors are presenting this retrospective clinical and statistical study, enrolling 149 patients, hospitalized and operated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, between 2009 and 2018. several parameters were taken into consideration: moment of conception, type of hypospadias, associated malformations, use of meatoplasty, age at meatoplasty, age at urethroplasty, type of urethroplasty, postoperative incidents and complications. Results. Most of the patients included in the study were classified as anterior type of hypospadias, associated malformations were present in 20,13% of the patients, and 80% of the associated malformations belonged to the urogenital system. Over 60% of the cases underwent meatoplasty as a tactical procedure. Mathieu was the most appreciated procedure (74,5%) for urethroplasty and over a half of the patients were operated after the age of 3 years. Early and late postoperative fistula formation was noted in 18,12% of cases. Conclusions. Better parameters to assess the exact type of hypospadias are needed to be introduced. Also, clear protocols for preoperative work-up in detection of other abnormalities, especially genito-urinary. Meatoplasty as a tactical procedure is having unclear influence for urethroplasty. Decreasing the age at urethroplasty should be the next goal. Some surgeons should really get overspecialized for this type of surgery.


Keywords:
Hypospadias, urethroplasty, complications, associated malformations



Corresponding:
George Alin Stoica, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Orthpedics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, Petru Rares, No. 2, 200349, e-mail: alin.stoica76@gmail.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.47.02.05 - Download PDF