Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 335-

Hypospadias surgery: Science and art

VR Ravikumar 
 Formerly Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ravikumar V R. Hypospadias surgery: Science and art.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:335-335

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Author : VVS Chandrasekharam

Publisher: New Delhi: Thieme,

Pages: 212 pages, 2019

The “Hypospadias Surgery: Science and Art,” book written by Dr. VVS. Chandrasekharam, is a very informative book on hypospadias based on his personal experience in the Indian scenario. Hypospadias is one of the most common genital malformations; hypospadias surgery is technically challenging and has a long-term impact on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the patient and the family. In his context, it is really surprising that there are very few books dedicated to this topic. Thus, this book is an important contribution to the field of hypospadias surgery.

The author has written a review that covers all the important aspects of hypospadias including embryology, pathogenesis, the spectrum, options for correction, and assessment of outcomes. The end result is a comprehensive book that is well illustrated with live operative pictures for operative techniques, giving insight into different types of surgery that are commonly practiced, the relative advantages, and the problems faced during follow-up. Rightly, the author does not believe in the “one size fits all” theory for hypospadias surgery. Based on his vast experience, the author has outlined his personal choice of surgery in each situation substantiated with supporting evidence, which should help the beginners to choose the correct technique in a given situation. At the end of each technique, the author wrote critical personal comments on the finer points of the technique. The information given is up to date and the presentation is logically arranged and easy to follow. In addition, the author has done extensive literature search and given references of all relevant articles on the subject for young readers.

Printed by Thieme International medical publishers, the book has a very good resolution of text and photographs. It is a good reference book, enjoyable to read for all who are interested in hypospadias surgery, and will definitely help to advance their own knowledge and enhance their skills. The book is also priced very reasonably.

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