ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
A Complication in Hypospadias Surgery Due to Anchoring Suture
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Dermatology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2015; 47: 155-157
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.59
Key Words: Children, complication, glans penis, hypospadias, scar
Abstract

The complication rates are still 1-90% both in proximal and distal hypospadias regardless of the surgeon’s experience and the usage of most developed techniques. The literature survey revealed few complications of glans penis including meatal stenosis, prolapsus and retraction. Despite our literature survey, we could not find any article concerning the permanent scar tissue at the dorsal part of glans following hypospadias surgeries. A new complication can be added to these, concerning glans which is the formation of postoperative scar tissue as a reaction to suture material used in traction, stent anchoring or both. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate four cases which had glanular scar due to traction suture following the surgical procedures for hypospadias repair. 

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