Endoscopy | Urethrotomy

Description of Procedure

A small specialized scope is passed into the urethra and the scar or stricture is visualized.  A tiny blade on the end of the scope is used to incise the scarred portion of urethra.  Usually, several small "nicks" are made into the scar at evenly spaced intervals until the area springs open.  Depending on the findings at the time of surgery, a catheter may be required for several days afterwards.  This  procedure is most successful for shorter, superficial strictures.  Although the rate of "cure" is not high after this procedure, some strictures will stay open for years after.

 

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After Procedure

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