Effectiveness of Preoperative Depilation of the Urethral Donor Site for Phalloplasty: Neourethral Hair Growth and its Effects on Voiding

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Abstract

Preoperative laser depilation of the urethral donor site for phalloplasty reduces subsequent hair growth. On average, six laser cycles are necessary. Neourethral hair appears to have no influence on voiding. We advise annual urethroscopic follow-up in cases with high urethral hair density.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-775
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Urology Focus
Volume6
Issue number4
Early online date23 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020

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