Urethral complications after female to male gender reassignment surgery

Background

For over 98% of patients seeking female to male gender confirmation surgery, one of the more important goals is to void from a standing position. This involves construction of a neourethra with either a phalloplasty or... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

We aim to examine and understand the basis for complications following female to male gender reassignment surgery in order to improve outcomes of salvage reconstruction. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who presented to our institutions from August 2013 to October 2016 for salvage reconstruction after urethral complications of adult female to male gender-reassignment surgery were... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

This is a descriptive study, we did not have pre-identified outcomes [ view full abstract ]

Results

22 patients were included in the study. The average age at presentation of complication was 32.5 years (17-54), and 3.7 months (1-12) after gender reassignment surgery. The initial reconstruction was more often phalloplasty... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The majority of patients with urethral complications after adult female to male gender reassignment surgery will have multiple concurrent pathologies. Distal obstruction by a neourethral stricture may predispose to... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Aaron Weinberg (New York University School of Medicine, Department of Urology), Dmitriy Nikolavsky (State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Department of Urology), Jamie Levine (New York University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery), Lee Zhao (New York University School of Medicine, Department of Urology)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery

Session

OS-3E » Surgery III: Phalloplasty: Techniques, outcomes, and complications [surgical program] (11:15 - Saturday, 8th April, Aegean)

Presentation Files

The presenter's files will be made available at 12:30 on Saturday, 8th April.