Our urethrocutaneous fistula repair results in adults after hypospadias surgery

Research paper by Ömer Yilmaz, Sezgin Okçelik; Hasan Soydan; Ferhat Ateş; Cumhur Yeşildal; Zeki Aktaş; Temuçin Şenkul

Indexed on: 17 Dec '17Published on: 25 Oct '17Published in: Revista Internacional de Andrología


Publication date: Available online 21 October 2017 Source:Revista Internacional de Andrología Author(s): Ömer Yilmaz, Sezgin Okçelik, Hasan Soydan, Ferhat Ateş, Cumhur Yeşildal, Zeki Aktaş, Temuçin Şenkul Introduction Our aim was to evaluate and share our urethrocutaneus fistula repair results in adult patients who had been operated for hypospadias in their childhood. Material and methods The data of totally 48 patients who had been treated for urethrocutaneous fistula after hypospadias surgery in our department from May 2008 to January 2015 analyzed retrospectively. Patients’ age at fistula repair, age at first hypospadias surgery, fistula size, localization and number, distal urethral obstruction status and surgical outcomes of fistula repairs were recorded. All patients were controlled three months after the repair for surgical outcomes. Results Fistula repair performed in 45 patients. Mean age was 21.46 (20–26). Nineteen patients (42.2%) underwent first hypospadias surgery under the age of 7 years; 8 patients (17.7%) between 7 and 15 years, 18 patients between 15 and 20 years. Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIPU) was performed in 40 patients (88.9%), extragenital tissue was used in 5 patients (11.1%). Twenty two patients (48.9%) had 1 or 2 operations, 17 patients (37.8%) had 3–5 operations and 6 patients (13.3%) had 6 or more operations. Thirteen (28.9%) coronal, 24 (53.3%) subcoronal, 6 (13.3%) penile and 2 (4.4%) penoscrotal fistulas were observed. While a single fistula was observed in 35 patients, multiple fistulas were seen in 10 patients. A fistula diameter les than 5mm was detected in 37 patients, and larger than 5mm in 8 patients. Fistula recurrence was observed in 3 patients at follow-up examinations carried out at 3 months postoperatively. The number of operations was more than 5, the fistula diameter was larger than 5mm and the fistulas were coronal in all three recurrent fistulas. Conclusion According to our results fistula size, previous surgery and well-vascularised, one or two layer tissue were the important factors in the success of fistula repair after hypospadias surgery.