Healing of Donor-site Buccal Mucosa Urethroplasty.
- Author(s): Alwaal, Amjad
- Harris, Catherine R
- Enriquez, Anthony
- McAninch, Jack W
- Breyer, Benjamin N
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2015.06.032
Buccal mucosal graft represents the gold standard graft material for urethroplasty because of its thick epithelium and a thin lamina propria for maximal graft uptake. There is an ongoing debate whether to close the buccal graft donor site. We show a unique look at buccal donor site healing through serial pictures over a 100-day period. In this patient, the anterior half of the buccal donor site was closed at the time of harvest, allowing real-time observation of wound healing from both the closed and open aspects of the wound.