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Snodgrass may not win a snodgrass look-alike contest!

Published:October 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.09.026
      I read with great interest the article by El-helaly et al. [
      • El-Helaly Hesham Abdel-Azim
      • Youssof Hamada
      • Ibrahim Hamdy
      • Aldaqadossi Hussein
      • Abdalla Osama
      • Dogha Mohamed
      Distal hypospadias repair: comparative study between Snodgrass and transverse preputial onlay flap. MostafaMohamed MahmoudDogha.
      ]. The authors aimed to prospectively compare 2 techniques for repair of distal hypospadias. They randomly allocated patients to either a “Snodgrass” tubularized incised plate repair (TIP) or a transverse preputial onlay flap (TPOF). The authors do not explain how they arrived at the number of 66 studied patients as the methods section does not describe a power calculation. If the study is underpowered, I wonder whether their findings can be used to independently support their conclusions.
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