Eur J Pediatr Surg 2013; 23(02): 148-149
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1322543
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

A New Surgical Stabilizing Instrument for Hypospadias Repair

Mario Riquelme
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Christus-Muguerza Hospital, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Arturo Aranda
2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Mario Rodarte-Shade
3   Department of Surgery, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Jaime Rodriguez-Gomez
4   Department of Surgery, Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Jairo Torres-Riquelme
4   Department of Surgery, Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Publication History

10 February 2012

12 May 2012

Publication Date:
27 August 2012 (online)


In the past 40 years, there have been a limited number of prototypes or improvisations developed to give retraction during hypospadias surgery.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] These efforts have not been adequately accepted by the medical community either because they can be harmful to tissues or result impractical. Our novel surgical retractor is a proposal for hypospadias repair and we believe it could aid and facilitate hypospadias repair. The main characteristic of this retractor is the capability to maintain a steady position and give exposure of all sides of the penis with easy movements.

This new surgical instrument has demonstrated to us its adaptability, feasibility, and safety in all types of hypospadias repairs. We believe it will be of great assistance to all surgeons that deal with this malformation as it has been advantageous to us. Currently, it is mainly being used in hypospadias repair, but we think it might have other uses for other penile surgery.

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