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Reoperative urethroplasty. A systematic review.

  • Author(s): Blaschko, Sarah D;
  • Breyer, Benjamin N;
  • McAninch, Jack W
  • et al.
Abstract

Objectives

Limited articles are published on reoperative 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 PubMed 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 re-operative 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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