The experimental study on the tubularized incised plate (tip) urethroplasty in children on the central India


  • Shobhita K. Mane Department of Surgery, Lt. Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Govt. Medical College and Associated Kirodimal Government Hospital, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Santosh Kumar Department of Surgery, Lt. Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Govt. Medical College and Associated Kirodimal Government Hospital, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India



Hypospadias, Tubularized Incised Plate (TIP), Urethroplasty


Background: The main objective of the present study is assessment of the tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty. The present study was done in experimental research design.

Methods: We had started Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty as developed by Warren Snodgrass in all boys having coronal sub-coronal, distal, mid, and proximal hypospadias where urethral plate is intact.

Results: Out of 37 patients 17 patients developed fistulas at different sites, 10 patients had coronal fistula, 2 distal penile and one mid-shaft fistula. 2 patients who had fistula closure with urethroplasty for distal urethra by TIP developed reopening of fistula. 7 patients had thinning of stream out of which 3 patients developed immediate post-operative. It was managed by meatal dilatation. 4 patients complained thinning of stream after l0 days to one month. All patients were advised meatal dilatation. Stream improved later on in 6 patients. In 7 patients fistulas also closed spontaneously.

Conclusions: It is also found and concluded that the total number of the complication rate between primary and re-operative in TIP method is very low; it means TIP method is very useful and effective.


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