Single-stage reconstruction of complex anterior urethral strictures using overlapping dorsal and ventral buccal mucosal grafts

Steven J. Hudak, Jessica D. Lubahn, Sanjay Kulkarni, Allen F. Morey

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Abstract

Objective To review our initial experience with single-stage overlapping dorsal and ventral buccal mucosa graft (BMG) urethroplasty for the reconstruction of complex anterior urethral strictures. Patients and Methods Among 696 urethroplasties performed at two tertiary urethroplasty centres from October 2007 to September 2010, single-stage urethral reconstruction using urethral plate incision and/or excision and overlapping dorsal and ventral BMGs was used in 36 men (5%) with complex urethral strictures (mean length 4.5 cm). Demographic and perioperative data was tabulated and outcomes were analysed. Results Stricture location was bulbar (61%), penile (19%), or both bulbar and penile (20%). Dorsal grafts, applied only within the most severely strictured segment, measured a mean 42% of the opposing ventral graft length. At a mean follow-up of 15.7 months, 32 of the 36 cases were successful (89%). Repeat urethroplasty was performed in all four recurrences, three of which were successful at a mean follow-up of 16 months. Conclusion Single-stage reconstruction of focally obliterative long urethral strictures using overlapping dorsal and ventral BMGs is safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
JournalBJU International
Volume110
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • buccal mucosa
  • grafts
  • urethra
  • urethral stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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