Distal urethral reconstruction with AlloDerm: a case report and review of the literature
Carpenter P. Christina ; Daniali N. Lily ; Shah P. Neel ; Granick Mark ; Jordan L. Mark ;
Division of Urology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School Newark, New Jersey, USA
Reconstruction of large urethral defects is a complex problem for which no standardized surgical guidelines exist due to the lack of clinical trials demonstrating definitively the superiority of one technique over another. AlloDerm has been used in other surgical specialties with success, however, its utility in urologic surgery and, more specifically, for urethral reconstruction has been limited. In this case report, we demonstrate its application in a single-staged closure of a significant anterior urethral defect following distal penile necrosis secondary to an extruded penile prosthesis in a diabetic patient.