Clinical efficacy of transverse preputial island flap urethroplasty for single-stage hypospadias repair in Children Hospital Faisalabad” A Retrospective Study.


  • Imran Qadir Children Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Sadaqat Ali Children Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Samreen Jamil Allied Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Haji Muhammad Children Hospital, Faisalabad.



Hypospadias, Preputial-island Flap, Urethroplasty


Objective: To summarize the clinical outcomes of single stage hypospadias surgery with preputial-island flap method in the Children Hospital, Faisalabad. Study Design: Retrospective Study. Setting: Department of Paediatric Urology, Children Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: March 2018 to March 2023. Material & Methods: First of all, approval of study from the Hospital Ethical Review Committee was taken for research work. For last five years, all patients of hypospadias repair were admitted in the ward via OPD of Pediatric Urology Department of Children Hospital, Faisalabad. According to inclusion and exclusion criteria, these patients were considered to be included in study. After analyzing the patients with history and physical examination, the diagnosis was confirmed and after the informed consent of surgery and consent of data for research purposes the patients were put in the research work. Results: There were one hundred and fifteen patients (n=115), who were operated using single stage hypospadias repair with method where we used dorsal prepuce in transverse manner as flap known as preputial-island-flap method during the study period time. The complication of surgery rate was found 48.7% in the study. There were five patients (4.34%) suffering from mild infection. Six patients (5.2%) had disruption of repair; secondary surgical correction was successful in all of them. Ten patients (6.7%) suffered necrosis and slugging of new urethral tube followed by disruption of repair. Urethro-cutaneous fistula was observed in sixteen patients (13-9%), it was single in eleven patients and the rest of five had more than one fistula. Four patients needed fistula repair, rest of the eleven healed with self-urethral dilatation, seven patients (6%) had meatal stenosis, while four patients (3.5%) had urethral stricture. Conclusion: Single staged hypospadias repair where dorsal prepuce in transverse manner were taken as flap known as preputial-island-flap is also an acceptable choice for surgery. Results of study showed transverse preputial-island-flap technique is an acceptable option. Because the vascularity of tube is intact and good, secondly results are better, thirdly this technique has lower rate of complications, fourthly we completed in single stage which was the time saving.

Author Biographies

Imran Qadir, Children Hospital Faisalabad.

MD, FCPS, Assistant Professor Paediatric Urology, 

Sadaqat Ali, Children Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Pediatric Surgery, 

Samreen Jamil, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Pediatric Surgery, 

Haji Muhammad, Children Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS, Admin Registrar Pediatric Urology,