Lichen sclerosus of the male genitalia and urethral stricture diseases.

  title={Lichen sclerosus of the male genitalia and urethral stricture diseases.},
  author={Guido Barbagli and Enzo Palminteri and Sofia Bal{\`o} and Santiago Andres Vallasciani and Ettore Mearini and Elisabetta Costantini and Luigi Mearini and Alessandro Zucchi and Carlo Vivacqua and Massimo Porena},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  volume={73 1},
INTRODUCTION The true incidence of urethral involvement in patients with genital lichen sclerosus (LS) is unknown. We review the epidemiology and discuss the pathogenesis of LS and urethral stricture diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the period 1991-2002, of 925 patients who underwent urethroplasty for anterior urethral stricture, 130 patients (14%) received the diagnosis of LS. In all patients with LS the histology was re-examined to confirm the clinical diagnosis. Retrograde and… CONTINUE READING


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