Laser ablation of urethral hair

Durwood E. Neal, Eduardo Orihuela, Karen Crotty, Marcel LaHaye, Scott Davidson, Massoud Motamedi

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Background and Objective: Two separate cases involving laser ablation of hair follicles in the neourethra are described. Study Design/Materials and Methods: Urethral hair developed secondarily to free-flap urethroplasty for congenital urethral defects. In both eases, cystoscopic depilation with electrocautery fulguration was attempted on multiple occasions. Results: No improvement was seen; therefore, laser ablation was employed. Both patients remain free of regrowth at greater than one year of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


  • Nd:YAG laser
  • Urethroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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