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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 42
Number 4, Oktobar, 2003
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Ruzica Milicevic
Clinic of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, Clinical Center
Brace Taskovic 48
18000 Nis, Serbia and Montenegro



Ruzica Milicevic, Milan Bojanovic, Dragana Karadzic, Ana Kostic, Tanja Bubanj and Danijela Djeric

Clinic of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, Clinical Center, Nis


Hypospadias does not present an isolated genital anomaly but a complex urological, sexual, psychological and psychiatric, reproductive and aesthetic problem. Although there are over 200 operative techniques, this great surgical challenge presently does not have ideal operative solution. Nowadays, the use of urethral plate for urethroplasty, through various surgical techniques, presents a revolutionary concept in hypospadias surgery and it is being accepted by an ever-increasing number of hypospadiologists.
Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) -Snodgrass procedure was performed on a total of 22 boys; 16 distal (72.7%), 5 mid-penile (22.7%) and 1 proximal hypospadias in period from 1.1.2000 to 30.08.2003, by the same surgical team. The average patient age was 4.5 years (6 mon. to 12 years). All reconstructions have been done as primary urethroplasty while one distal hypospadias had one previous, unsuccessful MAGPI procedure. Complication included small urethrocutaneous fistulas in 4 (18%) and meatal stenosis in 1 (4.5%) child. Snodgrass procedure is a successful method for reparation of distal hypospadias for it provides an excellent aesthetic result with acceptable complications. In order to evaluate the success of this method in reparation of mid- and proximal hypospadias, as well as the possibility of its application on previously unsuccessful or circumcised patients, it is necessary to gain additional experience although the first results are encouraging. Acta Medica Medianae 2003; 42(4):35-38.

Key words: hypospadias, tubularized incised plate urethroplasty