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Urethroplasty is a surgical procedure to correct narrowing or damage to the urethra from scarring. Urethroplasty for urethral reconstruction provides excellent and durable results.
What Are the Different Types of Urethroplasty?
Excision and primary anastomosis (EPA) urethroplasty
A short segment of the bulbar urethra (between the scrotum and the prostate) is excised and the cut ends of the urethra are sewn back together.
A piece of tissue, typically from the extra-genital skin or from the inner lining of the mouth (buccal graft), is used as a patch to increase the size of the urethra.
Penile Flap Urethroplasty
A flap of penile skin is used to patch a urethral stricture.
The scarred urethra is surgically removed and replaced with a buccal or skin graft. This replaced urethra heals over the course of a few months; once the graft is healed, a second surgery forms the graft into a tube to reconstruct the urethra.