ORLANDO, FL USA (UroToday.com) - Dr. Gwen Grimsby from Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, TX presented a series of patients with coronal fistula and well-fused glans wings who underwent reoperation with elevation of the glans instead of performing another TIP urethroplasty. Forty-five fistulas that were < 3mm in size were repaired in this manner. The first 17 had a 6F catheter placed for urinary diversion, but the next 20 patients in the series did not. Two fistulas recurred over 18 months of follow-up; 1 occurred in the group that was diverted and 1 in the group without diversion.
Presented by Gwen M. Grimsby at the Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) Annual Meeting held concurrently with the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 16 - 21, 2014 - Orlando, Florida USA
Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX USA
Written by Michaella Prasad, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and medical writer for UroToday.com