Traumatic urethral ruptures may be treated according to the type, zone, and entity of the lesion. As for the urgent treatment of recent traumatic ruptures, the greatest number of scientists consider the derivative treatment, associated with the urethral intubation, the treatment of choice: a case is presented in which a traumatic rupture of the bulbus urethrae, about 3,5 cm in length and limited to the dorsal wall, was successfully treated by a preputial skin patch of 2 x 4 cm, in order to fill up the loss of urethral substance. The success of the treatment suggested a discussion on the possibility to use - in favorable and well selected cases such a method for the immediate reconstruction of recent urethral ruptures, since the possibility to obtain a urethral stenosis as a final result is quite minor compared to the deferred treatment suggested by various surgeons.
|Translated title of the contribution||Urethroplasty with free skin graft for traumatic injury of the bulbus urethrae|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
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