Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 329--331

Use of the processes vaginalis: A new technique for reinforcing the neourethra in hypospadias associated with undescended testis


Himanshu Acharya, Shivaji B Mane, Nitin P Dhende, Abu Obeidah 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

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Himanshu Acharya
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Context: The incidence of undescended testis (UDT) along with hypospadias varies from 6 to 31%. The simultaneous repair of UDT and hypospadias is rarely done. Herein, we present a novel technique to use processes vaginalis as a vascular cover for neourethra in a hypospadias patient with UDT. We have done urethroplasty and orchiopexy simultaneously. This is the first report concerning the use of processes vaginalis to reinforce the urethra. Aims: Simultaneous repair of hypospadias and undescended testis. Results: Both the patients withstood the procedure well. Postoperative period was uneventful. Patients passed urine in single stream without any fistula. Conclusions: In patients of undescended testis with hypospadias, simultaneous repair with the processes vaginalis flap is an ideal technique with good results. Processes vaginalis is good vascular cover for neourethra.


How to cite this article:
Acharya H, Mane SB, Dhende NP, Obeidah A. Use of the processes vaginalis: A new technique for reinforcing the neourethra in hypospadias associated with undescended testis.Indian J Urol 2009;25:329-331


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Acharya H, Mane SB, Dhende NP, Obeidah A. Use of the processes vaginalis: A new technique for reinforcing the neourethra in hypospadias associated with undescended testis. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];25:329-331
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