Surgery for distal hypospadias: what about the catheter?


Submitted: 6 November 2016
Accepted: 22 August 2017
Published: 28 September 2017
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  • Maria-Grazia Scarpa Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Giordano Perin Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Massimo Di Grazia Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Daniela Codrich Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Federica Pederiva Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Edoardo Guida Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Maria Antonietta Lembo Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Antonio Giannotta Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
  • Jürgen Schleef Pediatric Surgery, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
No agreed recommendations exist for timing of urethral stent removal, after distal hypospadias surgery. We compared our preliminary case series with outcomes from literature: 18/44 patients were treated with catheter and 26/44 without it. The surgical outcome was comparable in the two groups. After hypospadias surgery, the main advantage of the immediate postoperative catheter removal was the shorter hospital stay without negatively affecting the care and home management.

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Scarpa, M.-G., Perin, G., Di Grazia, M., Codrich, D., Pederiva, F., Guida, E., Lembo, M. A., Giannotta, A., & Schleef, J. (2017). Surgery for distal hypospadias: what about the catheter?. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 39(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2017.145

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