The Barbagli procedure gives the best results for patch urethroplasty of the bulbar urethra

Andrich, Daniela E., Leach, Caroline J. and Mundy, A.R. (2001) The Barbagli procedure gives the best results for patch urethroplasty of the bulbar urethra BJU international, 88 (4). pp. 385-389. ISSN 1464-410X

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Objective To compare the surgical outcome using buccal mucosal free grafts in the Barbagli procedure (dorsal stricturotomy and patch technique) with the traditional ventral approach, for long bulbar urethral strictures. Patients and methods Over a period of 6 years, a total of 71 patients with bulbar urethral strictures underwent buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty. Twenty-nine patients had a traditional ventral urethroplasty and 42 were managed by the Barbagli procedure with the stricturotomy and patch on the dorsal aspect of the urethra. Results At 5 years of follow-up 5% of patients who underwent the Barbagli procedure developed recurrent strictures, compared to 14% in the traditional ventral stricturotomy group. All patients developed postmicturition dribble of urine to some degree, which was troublesome in 17% in the Barbagli group and 21% in the ventral stricturotomy group. Complications attributable to out-pouching of the graft were not seen in either group. Conclusions The dorsal stricturotomy and patch (Barbagli) procedure had a higher success rate than the traditional ventral urethroplasty. Comparing these results with our experience of skin inlay urethroplasty, buccal mucosal grafts seem to have advantages however they are used.

Item Type: Journal article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: urethra strictures buccal mucosal grafts
Subjects: A000 Medicine > A300 Clinical Medicine
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1046/j.1464-410X.2001.02344.x
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: editor snam
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:30

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