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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-166

Long anterior urethral stricture: Reconstruction by dorsally quilted penile skin flap

1 Department of Urology, South Vally University, Qena, Egypt
2 Department of Urology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
3 Department of Urology, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Gadelmoula
Lecturer of Urology, Assiut University, Assiut 71516
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.115735

PMID: 24049378

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Objectives: We'd like to present our experience in treating long (>5 cm) anterior urethral stricture by penile skin flap as dorsal on-lay in one-stage procedure. Patient and Methods: Between January 1998 and December 2010, 18 patients (aged from 28-65 years) presented with long urethral stricture, 5.6-13.2 cm, (penile in 6, bulbar in 2, and combined in 10 cases), those were repaired utilizing long penile skin flaps placed as dorsal on-lay flap in one-stage (Orandi flap 6 cm in 6 cases, circular flaps 7-10 cm in 8, and spiral flaps 10-15 cm in 4). Uroflowmetry and RUG were done following catheter removal and at 6 and 12 months. Results: The urethral patency was achieved in 77% of patients. The complications were fistula in 1 patient (5.5%), re-stricture occurred in 3 patients (16.6%) that required visual internal urethrotomy (VIU), and 2 patients (11%) showed curvature on erection that did not interfere with sexual intercourse. Diverticulum (penile urethra) was seen in 1 patient (5.5%) containing stones and was excised surgically. There was penile skin loss in 3 patients (16.6%). All patients completed at least one year follow-up period. Conclusion: Free penile skin flaps offer good results (functional and cosmetic) in long anterior urethral stricture. Meticulously fashioned longitudinal, circular or spiral penile skin flaps could bridge urethral defects up to 15 cm long.

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