M inverted V glansplasty: a procedure for distal hypospadias.

R. M. Decter

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Minimal hypospadias is a commonly encountered anomaly. Duckett's innovative meatoplasty and glanuloplasty (MAGPI) procedure has become a standard operation for the correction of these lesions. Although usually successful, the complication of meatal retraction has been recognized at times after a MAGPI. The M inverted V glansplasty was designed to address the factors leading to meatal retraction and the abnormal glans shape sometimes seen after the MAGPI. The M inverted V glansplasty derives its name from the initial M-shaped incision that reconfigures during the course of the procedure into an inverted V. Of 16 boys followed for more than 2 months after an M inverted V glansplasty 14 have achieved good results. The remaining 2 cases had a definite degree of meatal retraction but because of the meatal and glanular relationships they have a good cosmetic result. The technique, its indications and its limitations are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-643
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Urology
Issue number2 ( Pt 2)
StatePublished - Aug 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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