Indian Journal of Urology
: 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 364--370

Buccal mucosa urethroplasty for adult urethral strictures

W Britt Zimmerman, Richard A Santucci 
 The Detroit Medical Center and the Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI, USA

Correspondence Address:
Richard A Santucci
Detroit Medical Center, The Center for Urologic Reconstruction™, Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harper Professional Building, Suite 1017, 4160 John R., Detroit, MI 48201

Urethral strictures are difficult to manage. Some treatment modalities for urethral strictures are fraught with high patient morbidity and stricture recurrence rates; however, an extremely useful tool in the armamentarium of the Reconstructive Urologist is buccal mucosal urethroplasty. We like buccal mucosa grafts because of its excellent short and long-term results, low post-operative complication rate, and relative ease of use. We utilize it for most our bulbar urethral stricture repairs and some pendulous urethral stricture repairs, usually in conjunction with a first-stage Johanson repair. In this report, we discuss multiple surgical techniques for repair of urethral stricture disease. Diagnosis, evaluation of candidacy, surgical techniques, post-operative care, and complications are included. The goal is to raise awareness of buccal mucosa grafting for the management urethral stricture disease.

How to cite this article:
Zimmerman W B, Santucci RA. Buccal mucosa urethroplasty for adult urethral strictures.Indian J Urol 2011;27:364-370

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Zimmerman W B, Santucci RA. Buccal mucosa urethroplasty for adult urethral strictures. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 May 16 ];27:364-370
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