Autologous platelet gel improves outcomes in tubularized incised plate repair of hypospadias
Journal of pediatric surgery. 2021
BACKGROUND hypospadias is one of the most widespread male congenital anomalies, occurring in 1:250 to 1:300 live births. Several repair techniques have been developing to improve the outcomes. PURPOSE a randomized prospective controlled study was adopted to evaluate effectiveness of autologous platelet gel in healing promotion and improving the outcomes of hypospadias repair. METHODS thirty children who aged between 6 months and 12 years were recruited and subdivided into two groups; group A had tubularized incised plate (TIP) repair with autologous platelet gel application and group B had TIP repair without autologous platelet gel. RESULTS there was no significant difference in duration of operation between both groups. All patients in groups A and B had slit-like meatus shape in the distal glans. While all those of group A had one urine stream, yet only 11 of group B had one. There were complications that happened exclusively in group B such as spray stream (27%) and fistula (20%). Whereas other complications occurred insignificantly more in group B than in A including meatal stenosis (53 versus 27%), glans dehiscence, (20 versus 7%), bleeding (33 versus 13%), infection (33 versus 27%), edema (27% versus13), respectively. The incidence of skin necrosis was equal in both groups. CONCLUSION autologous platelet gel usage in TIP hypospadias repair can be a reliable technique to promote wound healing, and to limit of postoperative surgical complications.
The effect of platelet-rich plasma injection on post-internal urethrotomy stricture recurrence
World journal of urology. 2018
PURPOSE Local injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is postulated to work by delivering growth factors and cytokines that recruit healer cells and enhance recovery process at the injection site. As new scar formation leads to stricture recurrence after internal urethrotomy, we proposed to improve post-internal urethrotomy stricture recurrence rate by injecting local submucosal PRP at the time of urethrotomy. METHODS From July 2015 to June 2018, 87 male patients with symptomatic bulbar urethral stricture (diagnosed by retrograde urethrography) randomized into two groups of internal urethrotomy and submucosal normal saline injection (control group, 43 patients), and internal urethrotomy with submucosal autologous platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP injection group, 44 patients). According to the endpoint, which happened sooner, each patient was followed at 3-month intervals for 2 years after internal urethrotomy or until urethral stricture recurrence. RESULTS Twelve-month recurrence rates were 26.82 and 9.09% in the control and the PRP injection groups, respectively (p 0.032). After 2 years of follow-up, stricture recurrence was identified in 18 (43.90%) and 9 (21.95%) patients in the control and the PRP injection groups, respectively (p 0.34). CONCLUSION In our study, submucosal PRP injection at the site of internal urethrotomy decreased the rate of stricture recurrence a year after the intervention. This protective effect lasted for 24 months, at least. Submucosal PRP injection at the time of internal urethrotomy also decreased the length of stricture in case of recurrence.