Scrotal Flap Epilation in Urethroplasty: Concepts and Technique

Alfredo Gil-Vernet, Octavio Arango, Josemaria Gil-Vernet, Antoni Gelabert-Mas, Josemaria Gil-Vernet

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Purpose: We describe our technique of scrotal epilation and the advantages of using the resultant glabrous scrotal skin in reconstructive urethral surgery. Materials and Methods: An insulated needle model adapted to scrotal hair characteristics and a thermocoagulation current generator were used. Results: An average of 3 epilatory sessions with a 4-week interval between treatments was the optimal schedule. No cutaneous infection was noted. Conclusions: The good results permitted the conversion of predetermined scrotal zones into wide areas of alopecia to be used as excellent skin flaps in complex urethral stenosis surgery in postpubertal male patients. © 1995 American Urological Association, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1723-1726
JournalThe Journal of Urology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


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