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Healing of Donor-site Buccal Mucosa Urethroplasty.

  • Author(s): Alwaal, Amjad
  • Harris, Catherine R
  • Enriquez, Anthony
  • McAninch, Jack W
  • Breyer, Benjamin N
  • et al.
Abstract

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.

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