Long-term results of anterior and posterior urethroplasty with actuarial evaluation of the success rates
Uretra, stenosi uretrale
Enzo Palminteri et Al.
Center for Urethral and Genitalia Reconstructive Surgery, Arezzo, Italy
m results of different urethroplasty techniques.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
We performed a retrospective review of 98 patients who underwent different procedures for anterior (78) and posterior (20) urethral strictures. Mean followup was 53 months. A total of 20 patients underwent end-to-end anastomosis (group 1), 30 underwent 1-stage procedures (group 2), 28 underwent 2-stage procedures (group 3), and 20 underwent bulboprostatic anastomosis (group 4). The results were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier curves and log rank test.
The success rate was 95% for group 1, 93.4% for group 2, 78.6% for group 3, and 70% for group 4. Statistical evaluation of the actuarial success rates failed to show significant differences among the 4 groups.
The stricture recurrences were uniformly distributed over time. Urethroplasty patients must be followed for the rest of their lives.
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