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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Hypospaias repair

03/03/2008

Question:

If someone has been circumcised what are the options for hypospadias repair? My so underwent surgery for the repair and the doctor didn`t reposition his urethra (it is at the bottom of the glands below the meatus). After the surgery the pediatrician said he would need another surgery to correct it. But everything I read says the foreskin is needed. What could be done if the person was already circumcised?

Answer:

It is usually not a problem at all. Studies have shown no higher risk of complication in most of these cases, but a pediatric urologist should perform the procedure.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University