Chordee repair is a procedure that straightens the penis. The procedure is used to treat the condition of the penis known as chordee. Chordee makes the penis curve that is noticeable in a sexual erection.
A repair to the chordee is carried out by a specialist doctor known as a pediatric Urologist. The procedure is usually performed at the age of six months.
Hypospadias with chordee
The entrance of the urethra lies located on the penis’s bottom instead of the penis’s tip.
If the child is undergoing chordee repair surgery, the doctor will discuss the potential complications. These could include:
- Penis shortens
- Another operation is required.
- Reactions to the anesthesia
- Traumas psychological
Discuss the risks with the doctor before the surgery.
What to Expect
Before the Procedure
The following can be accomplished:
- Physical exam that could involve causing an artificial erection to test the curvature.
- Tests for urine and blood
- An explanation of the type of anesthesia used and the possible risks
- The child should have a full stomach before the procedure. Discuss with the doctor whether the child needs to stop nursing or eating.
- Anesthesia, whether general or local, will be administered. It will stop any discomfort.
- Description of the procedure
Various methods can be employed to make the penis straighter. In general, surgery attempts to make both the shorter and the shorter penis equally in length. Techniques may include:
- Removal of tissue that is encircling the Erection
- The longer and shorter parts of the penis are the same in length
- If the urethra has a short length–tissue from the foreskin or a different location will be utilized.
- A fake erection is made by injecting a specific substance. This act will ensure whether the penis has been straight. In addition, bandages will be placed on the penis.
How Much Time Is It Going to Take?
Around 1 to 2 hours or more if the child is undergoing a more complicated operation.
The procedure is typically performed in an outpatient environment. Therefore, the patient will not have to be hospitalized for the night.
How much will it hurt?
The child will not undergo any uneasiness during the process. The medication will be administered after the procedure to help manage the pain.
In the Care Center
The staff will be watching the child’s progress as they get up. Then, the pain medicine will be administered.
Light, moderate activities will be required for a couple of days.
Contact a Child’s Doctor
Consult the child’s physician if the child’s recovery isn’t being as expected or if they are experiencing issues like:
- It is difficult to control pain through the medications the child was prescribed.
- The swelling is enlarged, red or tenderness in the penis
- Penis bleeding
- The signs of infection include chills and fever
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Inability to consume food or drink
- Inability to eliminate urine
- Stitches fall out
- If you believe you’re experiencing an emergency, you should call medical emergency services immediately.
Discuss with the doctor the effects of the child’s medications and supplements. For example, the child might have to cut off certain medications before the procedure. The child might also have to take certain medications to get ready for chordee repair surgery.