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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 474-477

A case report on buccal mucosa graft for upper ureteral stricture repair

Department of Urology, Dr.D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Naveen Thakur
Department of Urology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.192092

PMID: 28057996

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Management of ureteric stricture especially long length upper one-third poses a challenging job for most urologists. With the successful use of buccal mucosa graft (BMG) for stricture urethra leads the foundation for its use in ureteric stricture also. A 35-year-old male diagnosedcase of left upper ureteric stricture, postureteroscopy with left percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) in situ. Cysto-retrograde pyelography and nephrostogram done simultaneously suggestive of left upper ureteric stricture of 3 cm at L3 level. On exploration, diseased ureteral segment exposed, BMG harvested and sutured as onlay patch graft with supportive omental wrap. The treatment choice for upper ureteric long length stricture is inferior nephropexy, autotransplantation, or bowel interposition. With PCN in situ, inferior nephropexy becomes technically difficult, other two are morbid procedures. Use of BMG in this situation is technically better choice with all the advantages of buccal mucosa. Onlay BMG for ureteral stricture is technically easy, less morbid procedure and can be important choice in future.

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