Diaz Naranjo S.,Hospital Infantil San Rafael |
Crespo Martinez L.,Hospital Infantil San Rafael |
Garcia-Matres M.J.,Hospital Infantil San Rafael |
De Guevara F.G.-C.L.,Hospital Infantil San Rafael
Archivos Espanoles de Urologia | Year: 2014
Hypospadias is one of the most frequent male congenital anomalies. Its surgical correction is under permanent review and it is always controversial. The best surgical technique can only be chosen intraoperatively, since it is the level of corpus spongiosum division what marks the severity of the case, although it is essential to evaluate position of the meatus, penile curvature, quality of the preputial skin and penile size. It is recommended treatment age between 6-12 months. Nowadays, The most frequently used technique for hypospadias repair is the Snodgrass tubularized incised urethral plate (TIP). Moreover, distal and medial hypospadias may be treated with urethral advance or flap techniques and proximal hypospadias with modifications of these in one-step or two-step procedures. Nevertheless, there are other controversies about hypospadias, such as to preserve or not the prepuce, the use of central or peripheral anesthesia blockade, or the use of wound dressings.