Use of tunica vaginalis to prevent fistulas in hypospadias surgery

J Urol. 1986 Oct;136(4):861-3. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)45106-8.


Tunica vaginalis was used to wrap around the neourethra at the time of hypospadias repair. This tunica vaginalis wrap prevented urethrocutaneous fistulas in 20 patients who underwent hypospadias repair. It also was successful when used in conjunction with urethrocutaneous fistula repair in 2 patients.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hypospadias / surgery*
  • Male
  • Skin Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Testis / surgery
  • Urethral Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Urinary Fistula / prevention & control*