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Soft tissue interposition (STI) during hypospadias repair (HR) purportedly prevents postoperative urethrocutaneous fistula (PUF) by supporting the neourethra. We report our experience. Data from 243 hypospadias patients treated by a single surgeon from 1997 to 2014 by urethroplasty (UP) with STI (n = 229; UP + STI) and UP without STI (n = 14; UP-STI) were(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, we began using the anorectal line (ARL) as the landmark for commencing rectal mucosal dissection (RMD) instead of the dentate line (DL) during laparoscopy-assisted transanal pull-through (L-TAPT) for Hirschsprung's disease (HD). We conducted a medium-term prospective comparison of postoperative fecal continence (POFC) between DL and ARL(More)
Urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF) complicating hypospadias surgery is associated with compromised tissue and perfusion at the UCF site, especially if recurrent. We report our technique for UCF repair. Between 1997 and 2014, we treated 35 UCF in 26 postoperative hypospadias patients; 12 UCF were recurrent (mean 2.5; range 1–5). Mean age at UCF repair was 9.3(More)
We reviewed all rectal mucosal/submucosal biopsies (RMSBx) performed between 1986 and 2015 focusing on specimen quality, incidence of complications during and after biopsy, and parental satisfaction. From 1986 to 2004, RMSBx were performed without general anesthesia (GA) (N-GA; n = 98) and from 1995 to 2015 were performed under GA (GA; n = 525). In GA(More)
To report our experience of correcting penile ventral curvature associated with minor or no hypospadias. We reviewed 43 penile ventral curvature patients treated by a single surgeon from 1997 to 2015. Of these, 23 had minor hypospadias. Curvature was corrected using degloving, chordectomy, dorsal plication (DP), tunica albuginea incision (TAI), or a(More)
We report the efficacy of staged segmental urethroplasty (SSUP) versus non-staged urethroplasty (NSUP) for treating scrotal/perineal hypospadias (SPH). Between 1997 and 2015, 29 SPH patients underwent UP (SSUP: n = 15; NSUP: n = 14). Incidences of urethrocutaneous fistula (UF), stenosis of the neourethra (SNU), diverticula formation, and residual chordee(More)
BACKGROUND A Z-shaped colorectal side-to-side anastomosis was introduced to improve the Duhamel procedure by eliminating the rectal blind pouch. We retrospectively reviewed all total colonic aganglionosis patients treated by laparoscopy-assisted Duhamel-Z (LapDZ) between 2009 and 2014 focusing on annual fecal continence evaluation scores (CES) as an(More)
PURPOSE CHARGE is our technique for reinforcing the ventral penile shaft with pedicled pericordal/scrotal fat, pedicled perimeatal connective tissue, or a combination of these at the time of initial hypospadias surgery. Such pedicled grafts "charge" poorly developed urethral plates and thin ventral foreskin prior to urethroplasty to improve compromised(More)
There are surprisingly few reports about reconstructive surgery for severe recurrent/persistent penile curvature (redo-PC). We present our experience. We reviewed 9 redo-PC cases we treated between 1998 and 2016. Cases 1–3 and 5 were identified from 111 consecutive hypospadias patients we treated between 1998 and 2016 (4/111; 3.6%). Cases 4 and 6–9 had(More)
We assessed the quality of life (QOL) of postoperative esophageal atresia (EA) with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) cases, comparing open with thoracoscopic repair. A retrospective review of consecutive EA/TEF repairs (2001–2014) was performed, excluding cases with birth weight less than 2000 g and severe cardiac/chromosomal anomalies. Of 37 cases, 13 had(More)