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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 453039, 7 pages
Clinical Study

Hypospadias Repair: A Single Centre Experience

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hayatabad Medical Complex, IV Hayatabad, P.O. Box 25100, Peshawar, Pakistan

Received 7 August 2013; Revised 6 October 2013; Accepted 4 November 2013; Published 20 January 2014

Academic Editor: Nicolo Scuderi

Copyright © 2014 Mansoor Khan 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.


Objectives. To determine the demographics and analyze the management and factors influencing the postoperative complications of hypospadias repair. Settings. Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, Pakistan, from January 2007 to December 2011. Material and Methods. All male patients presenting with hypospadias irrespective of their ages were included in the study. The data were acquired from the hospital’s database and analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Results. A total of 428 patients with mean age of 8.12 ± 5.04 SD presented for hypospadias repair. Midpenile hypospadias were the most common. Chordee, meatal abnormalities, cryptorchidism, and inguinal hernias were observed in 74.3%, 9.6%, 2.8%, and 2.1% cases, respectively. Two-stage (Bracka) and TIP (tubularized incised urethral plate) repairs were performed in 76.2% and 20.8% of cases, respectively. The most common complications were edema and urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF). The complications were significantly lower in the hands of specialists than residents ( -value = 0.0086). The two-stage hypospadias repair resulted in higher complications frequency than single-stage repair ( value = 0.0001). Conclusion. Hypospadias surgery has a long learning curve because it requires a great deal of temperament, surgical skill and acquaintance with magnifications. Single-stage repair should be encouraged wherever applicable due to its lower postoperative complications.