One hundred and thirty-seven patients underwent optical urethrotomy and have been followed up over a period of 3 years. The overall improvement rate was 66% The results were unrelated to the length of history, the number of previous dilatations or the site of the lesion. However, traumatic strictures did significantly less well than the others. Although the procedure can be repeated, the chance of failure following the third or subsequent urethrotomy was much greater than after the first or second procedure. Urethrotomy for post-prostatectomy membranous strictures was followed by incontinence in 31% of patients. Otherwise the procedure was safe and should be the first choice of treatment for most patients with urethral strictures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - 1983|
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