Actas Urológicas Españolas
versión impresa ISSN 0210-4806
Introduction: Female urethral stenosis is not a very common pathology and its treatment is controversial. Therapeutic options vary from urethral dilatation and internal urethrotomy to other more complex reconstructive surgical techniques. The use of oral mucosa grafts to treat urethral stenosis has provided excellent long-term results in men, however there are few studies on their use in female urethral stenosis. We present our experience in the management of urethral stenosis using dorsal oral mucosa grafting. Materials and methods: We present 2 cases of female patients with a history of repeated urinary tract infections associated with low obstructive uropathy. In both cases, we encountered distal urethral stenosis, where both were treated with urethral plasty by means of dorsal oral mucosa grafting. Results: The surgery took place without complications. Hospitalization time was 24 hours in both cases. The catheter was removed on the tenth postoperative day. The urethrocystography showed good urethral calibre with no signs of urinary fistula. After a mean follow-up of 18 months, neither patient presented symptoms of low obstructive uropathy or urinary incontinence. Conclusions: Urethroplasty with dorsal oral mucosa grafting is a reproducible and effective therapeutic option for the treatment of urethral stenosis in women.
Palabras clave : Urethral stenosis; Urethroplasty; Oral mucosa grafting.