African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 201--204

Byar's flaps in the management of congenital megaprepuce

Omar Alsamahy1, Dalia Gad1, Doaa Othman1, Mir Fahiem-ul-Hassan2 
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Child Hospital, Bisha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mir Fahiem-ul-Hassan
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Child Hospital, Bisha
Saudi Arabia

Introduction: Early management of congenital megaprepuce (CMP) is necessary to address recurrent urinary tract infections and parental concerns. Different procedures, mostly using the inner preputial skin to cover the phallus, have been described. However, cosmetic appearance with the inner preputial covering of the penis is suboptimal. Owing to this, we conducted this study using outer preputial skin in the form of Byar's flaps to cover the penile shaft and analysed the results. Patients and Methods: This prospective study included 19 patients with CMP operated by a single surgeon using the Byar's flap technique. Following surgery patients were assessed on the 4th post-operative day, at 3 months and 1-year post-operative for cosmetic and functional outcomes. Parental satisfaction about cosmetic results was evaluated using a subjective score. Data were collected and analysed. Results: Nineteen patients with CMP were studied with a mean age of 6.3 months. Nineteen patients (100%) patients presented with buried penis and preputial ballooning, malodorous infected urine in 15 (78.9%) patients, thin stream of urine in 17 (89.4%) and dysuria in 12 (63%) patients. One of the patients had associated glanular hypospadias and the other two had isolated chordee. There were no significant complications except for one patient who developed meatal stenosis which was later managed by a meatoplasty. All patients had satisfactory cosmetic appearance. Conclusion: CMP is an uncommon but easily identifiable condition. Early surgical correction is recommended to prevent complications. Byar's flap technique yields very good functional and cosmetic results in the management of CMP.

How to cite this article:
Alsamahy O, Gad D, Othman D, Fahiem-ul-Hassan M. Byar's flaps in the management of congenital megaprepuce.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2021;18:201-204

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Alsamahy O, Gad D, Othman D, Fahiem-ul-Hassan M. Byar's flaps in the management of congenital megaprepuce. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];18:201-204
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