The Concept of Tubularized Incised Plate Hypospadias Repair for Different Types of Hypospadias

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PurposeUsing the concept of tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty technique for proximal, distal, primary, secondary and complicated cases of hypospadias.Material and methodsFrom June 2002 to December 2003 TIP urethroplasty was performed in 15 patients between the age of 1–18-year-old with penosecrotal, mid shaft and subcoronal hypospadias. In 13 of them TIP urethroplasty used as the primary repair while in two of them as secondary repair.ResultsNo clinically important complications were observed in those boys who underwent primary reconstruction. One of them had meatal stenosis at the early postoperative period which was corrected by dilatation of the external meatus by feeding catheter at intervals up to 2 months postoperatively. Three boys had very narrow fistula which just allow leak of few drops of urine through urination. One boy with penoscrotal hypospadias who underwent two-stage repair had fistula.ConclusionThe concept of TIP urethroplasty is the procedure of choice for the treatment of proximal hypospadias and, it seems to be suitable for distal, secondary and even complicated hypospadias reconstruction. The advantages of this procedure include its simplicity, low complication rates and very good appearance of the glance with normal meatus.

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