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What are treatments for urethral stricture?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Depends...

Its rx options range from urethral dilation to cutting under direct vision (visual internal urethrotomy), one-/two-stage open urethral repair (urethroplasty) with or without graft, self-dilation, stent (now, a history), etc.
Note: all these carry no cure and guaranty, and require a close f/u to keep it open; so, patient needs to be aware of such. At times, stricture may recur 15 yrs after surgery.

In brief: Depends...

Its rx options range from urethral dilation to cutting under direct vision (visual internal urethrotomy), one-/two-stage open urethral repair (urethroplasty) with or without graft, self-dilation, stent (now, a history), etc.
Note: all these carry no cure and guaranty, and require a close f/u to keep it open; so, patient needs to be aware of such. At times, stricture may recur 15 yrs after surgery.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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In brief: Variable

Sometimes stretching (dilation), sometimes incising (cutting the scar), sometimes surgery to revise the scarred urethra.

In brief: Variable

Sometimes stretching (dilation), sometimes incising (cutting the scar), sometimes surgery to revise the scarred urethra.
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