Surgery for distal hypospadias: What about the catheter?

Maria Grazia Scarpa, Giordano Perin, Massimo Di Grazia, Daniela Codrich, Federica Pederiva, Edoardo Guida, Maria Antonietta Lembo, Antonio Giannotta, Jürgen Schleef

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No agreed recommendations exist for timing of urethral stent removal, after distal hypospadias surgery. We compared our preliminary case series with outcomes from literature: 18/44 patients were treated with catheter and 26/44 without it. The surgical outcome was comparable in the two groups. After hypospadias surgery, the main advantage of the immediate postoperative catheter removal was the shorter hospital stay without negatively affecting the care and home management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number145
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Catheter
  • Fistula
  • Stent
  • TIPU
  • Urinary retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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