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J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Feb;13(1):86-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2016.09.014. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

Modified tubularized incised plate urethroplasty in distal hypospadias repair: Stepwise technique with validated functional and cosmetic outcome.

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Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Leeds, UK.
Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Leeds, UK. Electronic address:



To describe modification of the tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) for distal hypospadias, and assess its efficacy, and functional and cosmetic outcomes.


A prospective evaluation of a consecutive series of patients operated for primary distal hypospadias was conducted at a tertiary reference center. A standardized modification of the TIP (mTIP) procedure was performed on a 10 French catheter. Clinical data were collected in a dedicated database. Intraoperative variables, postoperative complications and outcomes, by means of uroflowmetries and a validated (HOPE) questionnaire, were assessed. Efficacy was evaluated with the reported complications: functional outcome was evaluated with uroflowmetries and cosmetic assessment by a validated questionnaire (HOPE). A descriptive statistical analysis was performed.


Of the 112 boys operated between 30/09/2011 and 1/04/2014, 50 completed long-term follow-up with functional and esthetic evaluation, as required for inclusion. Median age at surgery was 25 months (range 14-156); median follow-up time was 21.5 months (range 6-48). Complications requiring re-intervention occurred in 2/50 boys. Uroflowmetry presented a bell-shaped curve in 47/50 boys, and the median HOPE score was 9.5 (range 7.6-10.0).


The mTIP procedure provided satisfactory long-term functional and cosmetic outcomes, as validated by uroflowmetries and standardized questionnaire.


Hypospadias; Urethroplasty; Uroflowmetry; Validated questionnaire

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