Prone positioning for bulbar urethral reconstruction

Urology. 2003 Jan;61(1):224. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(02)02094-0.


Exaggerated lithotomy is a surgical position associated with significant morbidity. We describe the use of the prone position for bulbar urethral reconstruction in a selected patient. We propose modified prone positioning as an alternative to exaggerated lithotomy for select patients undergoing reconstruction of the bulbar urethra.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prone Position*
  • Radiography
  • Urethra / diagnostic imaging
  • Urethra / surgery*
  • Urethral Stricture / diagnostic imaging
  • Urethral Stricture / surgery*
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / methods*