Staged Reconstruction of Long Segment Urethral Strictures in Men With Previous Pediatric Hypospadias Repair

Joshua J. Meeks, Bradley A. Erickson, Chris M. Gonzalez*

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Purpose: Reconstruction of long segment urethral stricture disease in adults with a history of pediatric hypospadias repair remains complex secondary to poor urethral blood supply, extensive penile scarring and the need for significant amounts of graft or flap tissue. We describe our experience with staged urethroplasty in this cohort of men. Materials and Methods: A total of 15 males underwent staged urethroplasty for urethral stricture disease following previous hypospadias repair in childhood. All men underwent 2-stage repair with a minimum of 6 months separating each operation. Bulbar urethral stricture disease due to previous dilation was seen in 2 of the 15 men (14%). Graft sources included buccal mucosa in 12 cases, full-thickness hairless abdominal wall skin in 2, penile skin in 1 and posterior auricular tissue in 1. Results: Median patient followup was 22 months (range 5 to 62) after stage 2 closure. Median patient age at presentation was 31 years (range 19 to 57). Mean stricture length was 8 cm (range 5 to 14) and mean graft area was 22 cm2 (range 10 to 38). There was no clinical evidence of stricture recurrence, fistula or wound dehiscence at last followup in 13 of the 15 men (86%). Two men with a congenital hypoplastic glans were left with distal hypospadias. Minor voiding symptoms were described in 3 of the 15 men (21%) with resolution in all by 6 months postoperatively. Conclusions: We describe outcomes after staged reconstruction for extensive urethral stricture disease in men after previous pediatric hypospadias repair in childhood. At intermediate followup staged urethroplasty provided acceptable outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-689
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • adult
  • hypospadias
  • pediatrics
  • urethra
  • urethral stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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