We have compared our success and complication rates using the single-step “TIPU” (tubularized incised plate urethroplasty) and two-step Belt-Fuqua techniques in patients with proximal penile hypospadias.
Patients and methods
Sixty-five patients with proximal penile hypospadias were operated on in our clinic between 1998 and 2008: 31 by the “TIPU” technique and 34 by the Belt-Fuqua technique. The correction of the chordee was accomplished with dorsal plication and corporal body grafting in 18 patients in the “TIPU” group and at the first stage in all patients in the Belt-Fuqua group.
The mean age of the patients was 6.2 years in the “TIPU” group and 6.6 years in the Belt-Fuqua group. The mean follow-up duration was 9.2 and 7.9 months, respectively. The overall complication rate was 22.6% in the “TIPU” group and 11.8% in the Belt-Fuqua group. In both groups, the cosmetic appearance of a natural vertical slit glanular meatus situated at the normal position on the glans was achieved.
The two-step Belt-Fuqua technique is accepted as a good alternative treatment modality because of low complication rates and good results in selected cases with proximal penile hypospadias.
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Kuyumcuoglu, U., Eryildirim, B., Faydaci, G. et al. The comparison of belt-fuqua and “TIPU” techniques in proximal penile hypospadias cases: retrospective analysis of 65 cases. Int Urol Nephrol 41, 755 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-009-9546-9