Urethral plate salvage with dorsal graft promotes successful penile flap onlay reconstruction of severe pendulous strictures

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Purpose: A modified 1-stage penile flap onlay reconstruction is presented for patients with a long stricture in whom the urethral plate is deficient or absent. Materials and Methods: Of 37 patients who underwent transverse penile island flap onlay urethroplasty 3 men and I boy required simultaneous augmentation (2) or replacement (2) of an inadequate urethral plate. The 15-year-old boy had persistent severe chordee after multiple hypospadias procedures. A dorsal buccal mucosal graft was used in 3 cases and cadaveric dermal graft was used in 1. The goal of dorsal graft application in each case was to create a uniform urethral plate 1 cm. wide to promote successful 1-stage penile flap onlay reconstruction. Results: No patient has required further instrumentation and all void without difficulty. In the 15-year-old boy chordee has completely resolved. Conclusions: Using dorsal grafts to salvage an inadequate urethral plate during 1-stage penile island flap onlay reconstruction obviates flap tubularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Abnormalities
  • Surgical flaps
  • Transplants
  • Urethra
  • Urethral stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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