The use of SurgiSIS, an acellular collagen matrix, in endoscopic urethroplasty

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2003

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University of Cape Town

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To evaluate small intestinal submucosa (SurgiSIS) as a substitute for skin in endoscopic urethroplasty performed as treatment for inflammatory and iatrogenic stricutres of the male bulbar urethra and in the early treatment of bulbumembranous urethral injuries associated with recent pelvic fractures. The tissue integration and epithelialisation of surgiSIS used in endoscopic urethroplasty is assessed. The long term maintenance of urethral patency following this treatment from is assessed.
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