PENILE URETHRA:
MEATOPLASTY

The surgical technique of “Meatoplasty” is made by opening the meatus, widening the urethral lumen by applying a skin or oral graft. There are three basic types of Meatoplasty

  • Meatoplasty using skin flap. Using this technique, the urethral meatus is augmented using a penile skin flap (figure 1).

  • Meatoplasty with oral mucosal graft. Using this technique, the urethral meatus is augmented by a transplant of an oral graft (figure 2).

  • Meatoplasty with skin graft. Using this technique, the urethral meatus  is augmented by a transplant of a skin graft.

The surgical technique of Meatoplasty is generally suggested in the following cases:

  • patients with meatal urethral strictures.

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