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Re-operative urethroplasty, a systematic review

  • Author(s): Blaschko, SD
  • Breyer, BN
  • McAninch, JW
  • et al.
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Limited articles are published on re-operative urethroplasty outcomes. We sought to perform a systematic review of re-operative urethroplasty articles over the past fifteen years. METHODS: A systematic review was performed on Pub-Med using the search terms "Urethra" AND "Surgical Procedures, Operative" OR "Urethroplasty". RESULTS: Five articles out of 3,541 articles identified between 1998 and 2012 specifically addressed reoperative urethroplasty patients. A total of 212 patients were included in these five studies. Re-operative urethroplasty success rates ranged from 35% to 84%. Success rates were higher in the two studies with over 40 patients and ranged from 78-84%. CONCLUSION: Limited studies address re-operative urethroplasty outcomes. Success rates for re-operation are lower than those for initial urethroplasty procedures. Overall, studies with a higher number of patients had an increased success rate.

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