Urethral Stricture Surgery
Surgical procedures for a urethral stricture may include:
- Urethral dilation:
- Gradually-increasing sizes of metal rods are placed in the urethra, in order to stretch the urethra.
- Internal urethrotomy:
- A flexible scope is used to introduce an instrument that cuts the scar tissue, which opens the urethra and allows more room for the passage of urine.
- Urethral stents:
- A flexible scope is used to place a permanent tube inside the urethra, which holds the urethra open.
- Performed in those who cannot tolerate surgery
- Urethral repair:
- The damaged section of the urethra is removed and the undamaged areas re-connected.
- Urethral reconstruction:
- Transplant issue is used to reconstruct the damaged section of the urethra.
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