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Advances in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 979868, 8 pages
Review Article

The Use of Flaps and Grafts in the Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease

University of California, Irvine, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite No. 1240, Orange, CA 92868, USA

Received 28 September 2015; Accepted 4 November 2015

Academic Editor: Miroslav L. Djordjevic

Copyright © 2015 Eric S. Wisenbaugh and Joel Gelman. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of various grafts and flaps plays a critical role in the successful surgical management of urethral stricture disease. A thorough comprehension of relevant anatomy and principles of tissue transfer techniques are essential to understanding the appropriate use of grafts or flaps to optimize outcomes. We briefly review these principles and discuss which technique may be best suited for a given anterior urethral stricture, depending on the location and length of the stricture, the presence or absence of an intact corpus spongiosum, and the availability of adequate and healthy penile skin.