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Ventral free oral mucous membrane graft for bulbar urethral stricture.
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PMID:  23134920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The use of oral mucous membrane graft onlay urethroplasty represents the most widespread method of bulbar urethral stricture repair. We investigated the short term result of oral mucous membrane graft placed on the ventral surface for management of bulbar urethral stricture. Patients with Bulbar urethral stricture of any length, infection free urinary tract and informed consent for oral mucosa harvesting and urethroplasty were selected for study. We enrolled 108 cases of bulbar urethral stricture patients from January 2004 to July 2009. The mean±SD preoperative maximum flow rate of 5.2±2.6ml/sec and mean±SD PVR 87±58.3ml were treated by substitution urethroplasty with oral mucous membrane by a single surgical team in a private hospital. Causes of stricture were trauma 26(24.1%), infection 58(53.7%), catheter induced 8(7.4%), post TURP 11(10.2%) and unknown 5(4.6%). Oral mucous membrane was harvested from the cheek or from the inner side of lower lip. Defect of the urethra displayed by longitudinal ventral urethrotomy and the graft was sutured over the edges of the incised urethral mucosa over a 14 Fr latex Foley's catheter. Spongiosum tissue was closed over the graft. Pericatheter urethrogram was performed in all cases to check for the anastomotic leakage and the Catheter was removed after 2 weeks of the procedure. After removal of catheter uroflowmetry & ultrasound scan of bladder were performed to estimate the maximum flow rate and post voidal residue. The patient was followed-up every 3 months with uroflowmetry & ultrasonography. The median (range) age of the patients was 32(21-72) years. Mean follow up period was 36 months (range 12-54). Mean±SD stricture length was 3.7±2.6cm. The overall success rate was 91.7%. Mean±SD flow rate was 23±4.2ml/sec, mean±SD post void residue was 25±15.5ml and patient quality of life (QOL) was excellent in almost all patients. Overall complications were seen in 9(8.3%) cases. Of which, restricture occurred in 6 patients; periurethral fistulae seen in 2 cases and per urethral bleeding in 1 patient. No significant complications were observed at the donor site. Oral numbness and mild discomfort complained by 67.6% patients which were managed by reassurance only. In our experience ventral placement of oral mucous membrane graft along with spongioplasty is a very easy procedure with very encouraging short term result.
M E Haque; M A Rahman; M F Islam; F H Siddique; M M Uddin; M I Khondoker; I Kaiser; O Siddiqui; M M Karim; P Saha; M A Salam
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1022-4742     ISO Abbreviation:  Mymensingh Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601799     Medline TA:  Mymensingh Med J     Country:  Bangladesh    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dr Mir Ehteshamul Haque, Assistant Professor (Uro-oncology), National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, (NICRH), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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