Korean J Urol.  2008 Dec;49(12):1144-1148.

Ten-year Experience of Adult Hypospadias Repairs at a Single Center

  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. lsd@pusan.ac.kr


PURPOSE: We retrospectively evaluated the results and complications of urethroplasty in adult patients with hypospadias.
Between February 1997 and June 2007, 21 adult patients with hypospadias underwent urethroplasty. The types of hypospadias were as follows: megameatus intact prepuce(MIP; n=4), subcoronal(n=5), distal penile(n=3), midshaft(n=2), penile(n=2), penoscrotal(n=2), and scrotal(n=3). Among the 21 patients, 13 were in the primary operative (group A) and 8 were in the re-operative(group B).
The mean age of the patients was 32.4+/-6.4 years(group A, 33.1+/-6.0 years; group B, 31.1+/-7.8 years). The mean duration of catheter drainage was 8.0+/-2.4 days(group A, 7.9+/-1.8 days; group B, 8.0+/-2.1 days). The surgical procedures included tubularized incised plate urethroplasty(n=14), Thiersch-Duplay(n=3), pyramid(n=3), and transverse preputial island flap (n=1). The overall success rate was 61.9%(group A, 92.3%; group B, 12.5%). Urethrocutaneous fistulas and a meatal stricture occurred in 6 and 1 patients, respectively, with both occurring in 1 patient(38.1% overall complication rate). Fistula repairs were performed successfully in 4 patients and another fistula resolved spontaneously. The meatal strictures were treated with simple dilatation.
Our data demonstrated a very high success rate in the treatment of primary adult hypospadias. And more careful surgical procedure is needed in patients who had history of previous failure more than 2 times because of significantly high complacation rate.


Hypospadias; Adult; Complications
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