Immediate management of prostatomembranous urethral disruptions

H. W. Follis, M. O. Koch, W. S. McDougal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Scopus citations


We present 33 patients with complete prostatomembranous urethral disruptions: 20 were managed by immediate realignment, while 13 were managed by initial cystotomy and delayed urethroplasty. Techniques for immediate realignment are described. Immediate realignment of complete prostatomembranous disruptions resulted in an overall potency rate of 80% compared to only 50% in patients who underwent delayed repair. In addition, there was an increased need for a secondary operation when the repair was delayed. Continence rates were excellent and similar in both groups. Immediate urethral realignment as described results in impotence and incontinence rates that are comparable to or better than delayed repair techniques without the need for multiple surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • urethra
  • urethroplasty
  • wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Immediate management of prostatomembranous urethral disruptions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this