Dessanti, Antonio and Iannuccelli, Marco and Ginesu, Giorgio Carlo and Feo, Claudio F. (2003) Reconstruction of hypospadias and epispadias with buccal mucosa free graft as primary surgery: more than 10 years of experience. The Journal of Urology, Vol. 170 (4, Part 2), p. 1600-1602. eISSN 1527-3792. Article.
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Purpose: The most common techniques to reconstruct the urethra for severe hypospadias or epispadias involve use of the genital skin. Buccal mucosa free graft is usually used in a second operation due to a paucity of usable genital tissue. We report our experience using buccalmucosafreegraft as primary surgery for hypospadias and epispadias.
Materials and Methods: Between 1989 and 2001 the urethra was reconstructed using buccal mucosa free graft as a primary operation in 22 patients 3 to 13 years old with middle or proximal hypospadias (20) and exstrophy/epispadias (2). In the first 5 cases of hypospadias the buccal mucosa was combined with bladder mucosa. In the 2 exstrophy/epispadias cases treated with the penile disassembly technique the distal part of the urethra was reconstructed with buccal mucosa.
Results: At mean 5-year followup 2 cases of urethral fistulas and 1 case of severe stenosis of the proximal anastomosis were observed, which required surgical correction. In 4 other cases mild stenosis of the anastomosis required urethral dilations in the first month after surgery.
Conclusions: Buccal mucosa is an excellent source of graft material for urethral replacement in complex urethroplasties as primary surgery. It is readily available, elastic, resistant and technically easy to harvest.
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