Simple perineal and elaborated perineal posterior urethroplasty

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Journal Article (Review)

© 2015 Arab Association of Urology. A pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect (PFUDD) can present in varying lengths and degrees of complexity. In recent decades the repair of PFUDD has developed into a reliance on a perineal anastomotic approach for all but the most complex cases, which might still require an abdominal transpubic approach, or rarely a staged skin-inlay procedure. There is now controversy about the extent to which the perineal repair needs to be elaborated in individual patients. As originally described, the elaborated perineal approach comprises four steps that are used sequentially, as required, depending on the magnitude of the urethral defect. These steps are urethral mobilisation, corporal body separation, inferior wedge pubectomy and supra-crural urethral re-routing to the anastomosis. We present a review of the progressive repair, its reported use and outcomes and our recommendations for its continued use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webster, GD; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 23

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2090-5998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2090-598X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.aju.2015.01.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus