Is it possible to create a slit-like meatus without incising the urethral plate?

Tekant G., Besik C., Emir H., Buyukunal S.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.18, pp.447-448, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-002-0773-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-448
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A series of hypospadias repairs using the Mathieu and V-incision-sutured (MAVIS) technique, aiming to achieve a normal-looking, vertical, slit-like meatus in 32 patients was reviewed. A Mathieu procedure was performed in 26 patients as a primary repair and in 3 as a rescue operation. In another 3 patients who had severe proximal hypospadias with failed repair, techniques other than Mathieu's were used. Good cosmetic and functional results were achieved in all patients. There were no complications such as fistula or stricture formation. The MAVIS meatoplasty creates a natural-looking, slit-like glanular meatus in both distal and proximal hypospadias, even in complicated cases.