The use of tissue expander in the management of staged proximal hypospadias repair: report of case


Cakmak M., Vargel I., Soyer T. , Cavusoglu T., Yazici I., Hancerliogullari O., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.35, no.3, pp.253-255, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00238-010-0539-9
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-255

Abstract

Multiple failed hypospadias reconstructions may cause minimal residual skin, as a result of extensive scarring. However, extragenital full thickness skin grafts or mucosal grafts are often used for urethral substitutions; local tissue expansion can provide additional matched skin, which can be easily harvested and used for penile constructions. Though tissue expanders were used as the choice of treatment in children with multiple failed hypospadias repairs, the use of tissue expander in the management of staged proximal hypospadais repair has not been reported previously. A 3-year-old boy with proximal hypospadias is presented to discuss the use of tissue expansion in the management of staged proximal hypospadias repair.