UNIGE document Scientific Article - Review
previous document  unige:74643  next document
add to browser collection

Dorsal onlay urethroplasty for urethral stricture repair

Webster, G D
Published in World Journal of Urology. 1998, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 181-5
Abstract Full-thickness penile skin grafts have long proved to be valuable in substitution urethroplasty. However, occasional cases of poor graft take, sacculation, or shrinkage of the repairs have mitigated their success. A determining factor in the outcome of grafts is their mechanical support. Historically, ventral placement of the graft has been used, primarily because of the simplicity of access and the excellent graft bed offered by the spongy tissue. However, mechanical support in this location is suboptimal in comparison with that offered by the corpora cavernosa. Recently, dorsal placement of the graft has been proposed, allowing the skin patch to be spread fixed on the tunica albuginea of the corporal bodies overlying the stricture. Fixation of the graft may minimize its retraction and increase its neovascularization. To date, this innovation has proved to be very promising.
Keywords Graft SurvivalHumansMalePenis/surgeryPostoperative CarePrognosisSkin Transplantation/adverse effects/methodsStentsSuture TechniquesUrethral Stricture/radiography/surgeryUrographyWound Healing/physiology
PMID: 9666541
Full text
Article (Published version) (561 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Research group Groupe Iselin Christophe (urologie) (106)
(ISO format)
ISELIN, Christophe, WEBSTER, G D. Dorsal onlay urethroplasty for urethral stricture repair. In: World Journal of Urology, 1998, vol. 16, n° 3, p. 181-5. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74643

165 hits

0 download


Deposited on : 2015-08-12

Export document
Format :
Citation style :