Chordee: varied opinions and treatments as documented in a survey of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology.

Title

Chordee: varied opinions and treatments as documented in a survey of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology.

Creator

Bologna R A; Noah T A; Nasrallah P F; McMahon D R

Publisher

Urology

Date

1999
1999-03

Description

OBJECTIVES: Consensus has not been established as to the best treatment of congenital chordee. Outcomes analysis of treatment options are limited by the prevailing use of ambiguous terminology. We sought to clarify the frequently used term "significant chordee" and to measure the utilization of current treatment strategies. METHODS: A survey covering current practice patterns concerning congenital chordee with hypospadias was sent to 236 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology. RESULTS: Correction of chordee was the primary concern in hypospadias surgery of 31 % of those responding, but it was not the primary goal of 54% of respondents. Findings indicate that "significant chordee" is clinically defined as curvature greater than 20 degrees, in that 75% of respondents said they would proceed with further intervention. Placement of plicating sutures was the most common therapy chosen for 20 degrees chordee, with 50% of respondents electing this approach. Consensus was reached at 30 degrees chordee, with greater than 99% intervening at this degree of curvature. At 30 degrees curvature, 48% used an incisional Nesbit procedure. As the degree of curvature increased, division or mobilization of the urethral plate became the most common intervention. With 50 degrees chordee, urethral plate manipulation was used 34% of the time. Sixty percent of the respondents believed the urethral plate did not often contribute to chordee. CONCLUSIONS: "Significant chordee" was believed to be a curvature greater than 20 degrees to 30 degrees. With 20 degrees, 30 degrees , and 40 degrees chordee, correction was most often approached dorsally. With 50 degrees chordee, 54% approached the problem ventrally. We hope to encourage the use of more objective measurements and terminology. Objective measurements and long-term follow-up will improve our understanding of the natural history of chordee and improve outcomes analysis.

Subject

Child; Data Collection; Humans; Male; Male/*methods; Medical; Pediatrics; Penis/*abnormalities/*surgery; Societies; Urologic Surgical Procedures; Urology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

608–612

Issue

3

Volume

53

Citation

Bologna R A; Noah T A; Nasrallah P F; McMahon D R, “Chordee: varied opinions and treatments as documented in a survey of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3871.

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