alexa Gracilis muscle flap for closure of rectourethral fistula.


Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Ryan JA Jr, Beebe HG, Gibbons RP

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Abstract A gracilis muscle flap can be used to close a rectourethral fistula caused by operative trauma and radiation. The flap is rotated easily into the perineum, brings vascularized muscle to irradiated and/or traumatized tissue and is a mechanical barrier between the urethra and the rectum.
This article was published in J Urol and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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