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The treatment of complicated urethral strictures presents a considerable surgical challenge to the urologist. Recurrence of the stricture, hair in the reconstructed urethra and the consequences of inflammation and stone formation often make reintervention necessary.
One of the main causes of a relatively high failure rate of between 20% and 40% is the growth of hair in the neourethra when scrotal skin is used for urethral reconstruction. Also, a lack of sufficient suitable epithelium for the repair leads to early recurrence of stricture (Bressel 1976).
KeywordsHair Follicle Urethral Stricture Urologic Surgery Scar Tissue Formation Full Thickness Skin Graft
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