Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 586–587 | Cite as

A new indication for buccal mucosal graft: isolated congenital fistula of the penile urethra

  • P. BetalliEmail author
  • E. Carretto
  • P. Midrio
  • G. F. Zanon
  • P. G. Gamba
Original Article


Isolated congenital urethrocutaneous fistula is uncommon, and its repair has been associated with high incidence of recurrence. However, the use of buccal mucosal graft offers a satisfactory closure after previous failures. We report a new case in whom we adopted the buccal mucosal urethral replacement to treat the recurrence.


Urethra abnormalities Urethrocutaneous fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Betalli
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Carretto
    • 1
  • P. Midrio
    • 1
  • G. F. Zanon
    • 1
  • P. G. Gamba
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Departments of PediatricsUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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