How to harvest buccal mucosa from the cheek

G. Barbagli, S. Balò, S. Sansalone, M. Lazzeri

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The paper provides the reader with the step by step of our current technique of harvesting buccal mucosa from the cheek. We describe how to prepare the patients, the use of the Kilner-Doughty mouth retractor, the Stensen duct identification, the size and the shape of the graft. We discuss how to repair the donor site and how to manage the graft for urethral implantation. Finally the paper presents the preoperative patient evaluation, postoperative course and complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalAfrican Journal of Urology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Buccal mucosa
  • Cheek
  • Complications
  • Surgical technique
  • Urethroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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