Sixteen buccal anterior urethral replacement in 15 patients were performed by the authors. Buccal graft was harvested from the lower lip in 1 case, from the inner cheek in all other patients. In 3 cases bilateral inner cheek replacement was necessary to be performed simultaneously because of long stricture. Buccal graft donor site was slightly closed and oral problems disappeared within 1 month. Tubularised buccal mucosa replaced the excised urethral segment in 1 case otherwise ventrally opened urethral plate was enlarged in all other patients. Results were evaluated with a 29 months mean follow up. Four fifth of all patients became free of dysury, suprapubic drain and urethral catheterisation. Although long term results are almost not known, buccal mucosa graft replacement is a gold standard of urethral reconstructive surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Buccal mucosa replacement for urethral stricture|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2006|
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