Urethroplasty with Skin or Oral Mucosal Graft

The surgical technique of “Urethroplasty with skin or oral mucosal graft” is made by opening the urethra at the level of the stricture site and widening the urethral lumen by applying an oral graft. There are four basic types of Urethroplasty with skin or oral mucosal graft:

  • Urethroplasty with ventral oral mucosal graft. Using this technique, the oral graft is sutured on the ventral site of the urethra (figures 1,2)
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  • Urethroplasty with dorsal skin or oral mucosal graft. Using this technique, the oral graft is sutured on the dorsal site of the urethra (figures 3,4).

  • Urethroplasty with lateral oral mucosal graft. Using this technique, the oral graft is sutured on the lateral site of the urethra.

  • Urethroplasty with complete substitution by oral mucosal graft. Using this technique, the urethral mucosa is completely replaced by an oral graft.

The surgical technique of Urethroplasty with skin or oral mucosal graft is generally suggested in the following cases:

  • patients with no traumatic bulbar urethral strictures, more than 2 cm in length.