Review: How to harvest buccal mucosa from the cheek

  • G Barbagli
  • S Balò
  • S Sansalone
  • M Lazzeri
Keywords: Buccal mucosa, Cheek, Surgical technique, Urethroplasty, Complications

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Buccal mucosa; Cheek; Surgical technique; Urethroplasty; Complications

Published
2016-03-30

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eISSN: 1110-5704