Which French surgeon was the first to use the buried skin strip to repair hypospadias?a. Byars
Duplay. The Frenchman, Simon Duplay, was the first to use a buried skin strip in 1874. Instead of sewing it into a tunnel he allowed it to tube itself to form the new urethra and covered it with lateral flaps. The method was popularised in England by Denis Browne at Great Ormond Street Hospital.