Delayed presentation of urethrocutaneous fistulae after hypospadias repair.

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BACKGROUND: Delayed urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF) presentation after hypospadias repair is rarely reported. The aim of this study is to report our experience with delayed UCF presenting more than 5 years after hypospadias repair. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent UCF repair (CPT codes 54,340 and 54,344) at our institution between 1997 and 2017. Delayed UCF presentation was defined as a single normal urinary stream after initial hypospadias repair and subsequent presentation of a UCF/s urinary stream more than 5 years after initial hypospadias or UCF repair. Demographic and clinical data were reviewed after approval from our institutional review committee. RESULTS: We identified 12 patients with delayed UCF. The mean age at hypospadias repair was 12.3 months (Range 6-32). The mean time to delayed UCF presentation was 11.5 years (Range 7.1-15.8). Four patients with delayed UCF (33.3%) required additional surgery for UCF recurrence with a mean time to recurrence of 2.2 years (Range < 1-5.6). CONCLUSIONS: Delayed UCF presentation can occur more than 15 years after initial repair. Pubertal penile skin changes and increased genital awareness in older children may be contributing factors as all but one presented at age 10 years or older. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: III.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnston, AW; Jibara, GA; Purves, JT; Routh, JC; Wiener, JS

Published Date

  • October 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2206 - 2208

PubMed ID

  • 32059814

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.12.025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States