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Question 18#

Which French surgeon was the first to use the buried skin strip to repair hypospadias?

a. Byars
b. Duplay
c. Anger
d. Cecil
e. Novè-Josserand

Correct Answer is B


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.