Pediatric and adolescent transperineal anastomotic urethroplasty

M. G. El-Sheikh, A. M. Ziada, S. Z. Sadek, I. Shoukry

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Abstract

Purpose: Pediatric urethral stricture disease represents a significant surgical challenge because of smaller pelvic confines, decreased caliber and increased tissue fragility. Operative series of pediatric urethral reconstruction usually involve small numbers. In this study, we examined the outcome of open reconstructive techniques for pediatric and adolescent patients with posterior urethral distraction injuries. Patients and methods: Between February 2002 and September 2005, 15 patients from Kasr ElAini hospital presenting with posterior urethral distraction defects due to motor vehicle accidents were included in our study. Their age ranged between 5 and 17 years (mean 12.5). We used the progressive perineal approach to achieve a tension-free spatulated anastomosis. Results: Mean follow-up was 28.4 months. Initial and ultimate success rates were 80 and 86.6%, respectively. Other than re-stricture, one child had a bladder stone treated by cystolithotomy 6 months after surgery. No penile curvature, shortening or urethral diverticulae were noted during follow-up. Conclusion: Using the appropriate modern guidelines of urethroplasty, consistent success can be achieved in pediatric and adolescent patients with posterior urethral injuries. Open urethral reconstruction of adolescent and pediatric strictures provides excellent long-term results with minimal morbidity. Urethral reconstruction is strongly recommended as the primary treatment option, especially in the pediatric urethral stricture population, because of the repair durability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology

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