We sincerely appreciate the comments made by Warren Snodgrass and Nicol Bush regarding our paper. First of all, we need to clarify that of our population of 130 patients only 66 have already reached pubertal development (55 in the preputial flap group and 11 in the staged repair). The aim of the published paper, as already clearly stated in our discussion, was limited to a retrospective analysis of the potential risk of development of megalourethra and fistula in this population. We fully agree that there is indeed a potential large amount of very important data retained in these series which may help to better understand some of the still unresolved questions on long-term outcome of hypospadias repair. Unfortunately we will need a few more years of follow-up before we will be able to fulfill these requests. Regarding the multiple questions mentioned we will try to provide some specific answers.
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