a study on Urethral Stricture
The investigators propose a randomized non-blinded comparison of dorsal vs. ventral approach for buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty in the bulbar urethra. Buccal mucosa graft is a common method of repairing the strictured urethra. Current evidence suggests the two approaches for placement of the graft are equally successful at correcting the stricture and the two approaches have similar risks of complications. The investigators propose to randomly assign appropriately selected patients to either a dorsally- or ventrally-placed graft. No additional procedures beyond normal care protocol will be required of the patients. Success will be assessed via objective and subjective methods; complications will be tallied in a standardized fashion. Outcomes will be measured at two years.
A Randomized Study of Dorsal Versus Ventral Buccal Mucosa Graft Onlay for Bulbar Urethroplasty
i. cystoscopy ii. PROMs and additional post-operative questionnaires iii. Uroflowmetry and post-void residual urine volume c. Annual visits after year 1: The investigators will typically follow patients annually with no end date after urethroplasty. For publication purposesits has been set to 1 year as the study end date but the investigators will continue to see the patients outside the study protocol after year 1 (so that participants receive the same care as people not in the study) and will perform the following: i. Cystoscopy, if indicated based on abnormalities in ii or iii ii. PROMs and additional post-operative questionnaires iii. Uroflowmetry and post-void residual urine volume
Open to males ages 18 years and up
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