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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 769706, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/769706
Case Report

Urethral Hairballs as a Long-Term Complication of Hypospadias Repair: Two Case Reports

1A’ Urologic Department of Aristotle, University of Thessaloniki, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Urologic Department of General Hospital of Drama, 66100 Drama, Greece

Received 9 April 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Greenstein and A. Marte

Copyright © 2012 Spyridon Kampantais et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Many times hair-bearing urethral grafts have been used inadvertently in the treatment of hypospadias. This can be accompanied with numerous troublesome long-term complications such as formation of stones, diverticula, and hairballs. We report two cases of men with a history of hypospadias repair being affected by such complications. We also discuss about their management and the effect of thioglycolic acid instillation to stop hair growth in the urethra mucosa in the second case.