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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-205

Needling for suture track fistula


Depatrment of Pediatric Surgery, Park Medical Research and Welfare Society, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Uday Sankar Chatterjee
356/3 SK Bose Sarani, Kolkata - 700 030, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_73_20

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A day care procedure for ablation of epithelium of suture track fistula (STF) is described with a tip of hypodermic needle under surface anesthesia. STF is a minor but annoying and frustrating complication following hypospadias surgery. Parents and patients are worried of soiling of dress from dribbling of urine through STF during urination. It is embarrassing particularly in the presence of peers. Nevertheless, no specific treatment is found in literature for its remedy other than the conventional procedures for repair of fistula. Here, we describe a simple day care procedure under surface anesthesia with prilocaine ointment. Thirty-five out of 42 STFs healed in single or repeat attempts with this 'needling' procedure.






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