Effect of Lichen Sclerosis on Success of Urethroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic, relapsing disease with a variable presentation. In men, genitourinary LS may affect the penile foreskin, glans, meatus, and urethra. Treatment is multifaceted, ranging from pharmacotherapy to surgery. Urethral reconstruction due to stricture disease from LS is frequently plagued by a high recurrence rate. At the authors' institution, the high recurrence rate has shifted their practice toward potent steroids and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Management of recurrence includes dilation, meatotomy/meatoplasty, 1-stage and 2-stage repairs. Recalcitrant cases may necessitate abandonment of most of the urethra resulting in a perineal urethrostomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Granieri, MA; Peterson, AC; Madden-Fuentes, RJ

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 86

PubMed ID

  • 27908374

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-318X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ucl.2016.08.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States