Stent-free Thiersch-Duplay hypospadias repair with the Snodgrass modification.


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PURPOSE: Incision of the glanular urethral plate (the Snodgrass modification) permits tubularization of the neourethra in the Thiersch-Duplay fashion when anatomy would otherwise preclude a tension-free anastomosis and necessitate another operative technique for hypospadias repair. To take advantage of these cosmetic benefits without the potential morbidity associated with indwelling catheters, we performed a stent-free Thiersch-Duplay repair incorporating the Snodgrass modification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Thiersch-Duplay hypospadias repair was combined with the Snodgrass modification. Hinging the urethral plate was necessary when the glanular groove was too shallow to perform a standard Thiersch-Duplay repair. RESULTS: Stent-free repairs were performed in 33 children 0.47 to 2.66 years old (mean age plus of minus standard deviation 0.98 +/- 0.47). Followup was obtained in 31 children. There was no postoperative urinary retention, fistulas or meatal stenosis. No unusual or prolonged discomfort distinguished these children from those who underwent a standard Thiersch-Duplay repair. CONCLUSIONS: Excellent cosmetic results can be anticipated irrespective of the preoperative glans configuration. Incision of the glanular urethral plate can be performed safely as an adjunct to a modified Thiersch-Duplay hypospadias repair without postoperative indwelling catheters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Steckler, RE; Zaontz, MR

Published Date

  • September 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 158 / 3 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 1178 - 1180

PubMed ID

  • 9258166

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9258166

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005392-199709000-00125


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States