Adult hypospadias: urethral and penile reconstruction

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Abstract

Purpose of review

This article provides a subjective, concise review of contemporary advances in reconstructive urology as it pertains to adult hypospadias repair. Herein, we highlight the most important and interesting articles among the many published within the past 12 months.

Recent findings

The main themes in the recent literature covered herein, include management of postoperative complications, long-term follow-up, and penile cosmesis.

Summary

Recent literature would suggest beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to cosmesis after hypospadias repair. Long-term data are reassuring regarding uroflow improvement through puberty and into adulthood for common distal shaft hypospadias repairs.

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