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Use of free grafts in urethral stricture reconstruction.
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PMID:  8618286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The indications, contraindications and results of free graft urethroplasty are determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was done of 40 consecutive patients who underwent free graft urethroplasty with penile and preputial skin, buccal mucosa and bladder epithelium. RESULTS: Of the 35 patients in whom adequate followup data were available the outcome was successful in 30 (86%). Success was unrelated to donor site, prior intervention or cause of stricture. Failure was attributed to placement of grafts onto the penile urethra and patient age. CONCLUSIONS: For strictures in the bulbar urethra the success rate of free grafts was high. Failures occurred in patients in whom full thickness skin grafts were extended far onto the penile urethra.
H Wessells; J W McAninch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  155     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-13     Completed Date:  1996-06-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1912-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Epithelium / transplantation
Mouth Mucosa / transplantation
Retrospective Studies
Skin Transplantation*
Tissue Transplantation
Treatment Outcome
Urethra / surgery*
Urethral Stricture / radiography,  surgery*
Urinary Bladder

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