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Publication . Article . 2018

A Review of Buccal Mucosa Graft Ureteroplasty

Lee, Ziho; Keehn, Aryeh Y.; Sterling, Matthew E.; Metro, Michael J.; Eun, Daniel D.;
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Published: 01 Mar 2018
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
We review the buccal mucosa graft (BMG) ureteroplasty literature to evaluate its utility in the management of ureteral strictures, identify indications for which it is particularly useful, and highlight refinements in surgical technique. Recent reports have described the efficacy of robotic BMG ureteroplasty and the utilization of near-infrared fluorescence to assist with precise identification of the ureteral stricture margins. BMG ureteroplasty is well-suited for ureteral reconstruction as it allows for minimal disruption of the delicate ureteral blood supply and facilitates a tension-free anastomosis. This technique is particularly useful in patients with long ureteral strictures not amenable to ureteroureterostomy and in patients with a recurrent ureteral stricture after a previously failed ureteral reconstruction.
Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Internal medicine medicine.medical_specialty medicine Blood supply Nephrology Surgery Anastomosis Buccal mucosa In patient Ureteral Stricture business.industry business Ureteroureterostomy Ureteral reconstruction

Medical Subject Headings: urologic and male genital diseases urogenital system female genital diseases and pregnancy complications surgical procedures, operative

Subjects

Urology, General Medicine