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Yazan F. H. Rawashdeh

Urinary flow patterns in infants with distal hypospadias

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  • Urinvejskirurgisk Afdeling K, SKS
OBJECTIVE: To investigate preoperative urinary flow patterns in hypospadic infants and compare them to those from normal infant boys. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one boys (median age 14.0, range 12.8-21.6 months) referred for distal hypospadias surgery were compared to 19 healthy boys (median age 12.0, 9.2-19.8 months). In both groups a 14-mm transit-time ultrasound flow probe mounted around the base of the penis continuously registered uroflow. RESULTS: Median maximum flow rate (Q(max)) was significantly lower in hypospadics (2.4 vs 4.4 ml/s, P <0.01) while there was no difference in the voided volume per micturition (19.0 vs 21.0 ml, P 0.33). Flow curve pattern analysis revealed plateau-shaped curves in 31% of hypospadics compared to none in normal infant boys. Interestingly, dyscoordinated flow curves (interrupted, staccato, spike-dome) were less common in the hypospadics (36% vs 64%, P <0.01). Meatal size did not correlate to Q(max) (rho = 0.26, P = 0.26). CONCLUSIONS: Infants with hypospadias void with a lower Q(max) and a lesser degree of dyscoordination as compared to normal infant boys. It can be speculated that decreased urethral compliance may contribute to the lower Q(max) and may act as a silencer for dyscoordination.
TidsskriftJournal of Pediatric Urology
Sider (fra-til)428-32
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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