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PEDIATRIC UROLOGY - Original Article
Fixation of the glans penis and urethral catheter to the abdominal skin to avoid wound dehiscence after a hypospadias surgery: A comparative study
1 Department of Urology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Urology, Karabük University School of Medicine, Karabük, Turkey  
Turk J Urol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.65789
Key Words: Glanular fixation; hypospadias; wound dehiscence
Abstract

 

Objective: To evaluate the effect of glanular and urethral catheter fixation to the abdominal skin on wound dehiscence.

 

Material and methods: After a standard tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIPU) for hypospadias repair, 128 patients were divided into two groups based on glanular and urethral catheter fixation to the abdominal skin as follows: no glanular and urethral catheter fixation (Group A) and glanular and urethral catheter fixation (Group B). Groups A and B included 61 and 67 patients, respectively.

 

Results: No significant difference was determined between the groups with respect to age, meatal localization, and length of hospital stay. Wound dehiscence was noted in 13.1% and 2.9% patients in Groups A and B, respectively, after surgery (p=0.029, odds ratio=4.9). Patients in Group B had no excessive analgesic usage and unpleasant scarring due to the glans suture.

 

Conclusion: Glanular and urethral catheter fixation to the lower abdominal skin considerably reduced wound dehiscence after hypospadias repair.

 

Cite this article as: Atan A, Aykaç A, Baran Ö, Sunay M. Fixation of the glans penis and urethral catheter to the abdominal skin to avoid wound dehiscence after a hypospadias surgery: A comparative study. Turk J Urol 2019; DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.65789

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