The first oral mucosal graft urethroplasty was carried out in the 19th century: the pioneering experience of Kirill Sapezhko (1857-1928).

@article{Korneyev2012TheFO,
  title={The first oral mucosal graft urethroplasty was carried out in the 19th century: the pioneering experience of Kirill Sapezhko (1857-1928).},
  author={Igor Alekseevich Korneyev and Dmitry O. Ilyin and Dirk Schultheiss and Christopher Key Chapple},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          624-7
        }
}
Among the techniques successfully used for primary urethral augmentation, oral mucosal graft urethroplasty has gained popularity over the last decade. In modern publications, Graham Humby (1909–1970), from London, is credited with being the first surgeon to describe an oral mucosal graft to augment a strictured urethra in 1941 [1,2]. Our review has revealed that this technique was first described at the end of the 19th century by the Russian surgeon Kirill Sapezhko (1857–1928) (Fig. 1) [3]. He… CONTINUE READING
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