"With regards to utilization of buccal mucosa graft in ureteral reconstruction, it's revolutionized the way that we can take care of patients with ureteral strictures, just as buccal mucosa graft revolutionized how urethral reconstruction is being done," says Ziho Lee, MD.
Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Ziho Lee, MD, discusses the buccal mucosa graft for urethral and ureteral stricture disease. Lee is an assistant professor of urology and director of Urologic Male Reconstruction and Robotic Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.