Response to letter to the Editor re “The Adolescent Glans Penis: functional and aesthetic issues following childhood hypospadias repair”

  • Chrystal Chang
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    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, 140 Bergen Street, G1680, Newark, NJ, 07103, USA
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  • Moneer K. Hanna
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    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, 140 Bergen Street, G1680, Newark, NJ, 07103, USA

    New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY, 10065, USA
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Published:December 02, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.11.011
      We appreciate your comments and the education about the anatomy of the glans penis. However, the main message of our publication is concerned with the late consequences of hypospadias repairs. Minor imperfections of a surgical repair and/or a small urethrocutaneous fistula, which may have been overlooked following hypospadias repair during childhood, can be a significant issue during adolescence and adulthood. Therefore, the follow-up should extend to post puberty. Furthermore, regardless of other opinions, we continue to believe that our policy of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for repeated surgery is well worthwhile and indeed has served many of our patients well.
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