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Functional Anatomy of the Male Urethra for the Reconstructive Surgeon

  • James Furr
  • Joel GelmanEmail author
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Abstract

While an intimate understanding of the male urethra is important to any practicing urologist, the need is magnified for those performing complex urethral reconstructive surgeries. A close knowledge of blood supply as well as the normal anatomic course of the urethra can have significant implications regarding surgical outcome. Here, we briefly discuss normal penile anatomy and vasculature, as well as outline anatomic considerations when performing stricture assessment and surgical reconstruction.

Keywords

Urethra anatomy Urethral vasculature Urethral reconstruction Embryology Urethral stricture 

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Conflicts of Interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, IrvineOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Center for Reconstructive UrologyUniversity of California, IrvineOrangeUSA

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