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in urethral stricture what is urethral dilation, urethrotomy and urethroplasty and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It depends...: Dilation is simply stretching the area of the stricture. The others involve somewhat more extensive surgery. The best option varies widely from one case to another; none is always better or worse. The best option often cannot be determined until the procedure is underway. Your urologist can best explain all this.

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