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2-octyl cyanoacrylate hypospadias repair dressing: a retrospective, controlled comparison
Department of Urology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Feb  2019 (Vol.  26, Issue  1, Pages( 9675 - 9679)
PMID: 30797251


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    2-octyl cyanoacrylate (OC) has been shown to be a viable option for usage following standard circumcision but data on its utilization following hypospadias repair is limited. Both OC and a standard waterproof transparent dressing (WD) are used following hypospadias repair at our children’s hospital. Our hypothesis is that patients with distal hypospadias repair using OC for surgical dressing have similar outcomes as compared to patients with WD.


    A retrospective study was performed evaluating all patients with distal hypospadias repair during a 2 year period. OC was primarily used by one of the three physicians in the practice with the other two primarily used WD for surgical dressing. The primary endpoints evaluated include hematoma requiring surgical drainage, infection, meatal stenosis, urethrocutaneous fistula, dehiscence, and diverticulum. Standard follow up after hypospadias repair includes a 1 week follow up for patients requiring urethral stent removal and reevaluation for all patients 3-4 months after surgery. REDCap was used in order to compile the database used in this study.


    A total of 280 patients underwent distal hypospadias repair during this interval. One hundred twenty-two patients had OC used with 3 (2.4%) having complications: 2 fistulas and 1 with both meatal stenosis and fistula. One hundred fifty-eight patients were dressed with WD with 5 (3.2%) complications: 4 fistulas and 1 meatal stenosis. No patients had hematoma, wound dehiscence, diverticulum, or infection.


    A low rate of complication was observed following distal hypospadias repair using both 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and a standard waterproof transparent dressing. 2-octyl cyanoacrylate is a safe option for surgical dressing following distal hypospadias repair but its utilization in this setting is surgeon dependent.