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J Urol. 1996 Jan;155(1):123-6.

Dorsal free graft urethroplasty.

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Department of Urology, University of Florence, Italy.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Dorsal free graft urethroplasty was performed to reduce the incidence of urethrocele.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We treated 12 patients with penile and 13 with bulbous strictures. Of the 13 patients with a bulbous stricture 6 received a dorsally placed tube graft and 7 received a patch graft.

RESULTS:

Temporary fistulas were seen on postoperative urethrography in 5 cases but they all resolved spontaneously. At a mean followup of 35.8 months clinical and radiological findings were excellent in 23 cases and good in 2. No signs of graft weakening, such as post-void dribbling or diminished ejaculation, were apparent.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of free skin grafts for urethral reconstruction is anatomically healthier in the dorsal than in the ventral position.

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PMID:
7490808
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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