urethral dilation

u·re·thral di·la·tion

increasing the caliber of the urethra by passage of a dilator.
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The indwelling catheter was used for 3 weeks, and we performed a urethral dilation using the bougie if necessary.
They also describe anatomy; an at-home pelvic floor muscle exercise program, with photos of exercises; additional conservative treatments, such as medication, acupuncture, pelvic floor retraining, behavior and diet modifications and weight management, percutaneous nerve stimulation, urethral dilation, and vaginal pessaries; and surgical solutions.
Prevention of urethral stricture formation after transurethral resection of the prostate: a controlled randomized study of Otis urethrotomy versus urethral dilation and the use of the polytetrafluoroethylene coated versus the uninsulated metal sheath.
For bladder or urethral erosion, avoid urethral dilation, which can loosen the sling, but which also places the sling closer to the urethra thereby increasing the potential for more erosion, Dr.
Significant urethral meatal stenosis due to balanitis xerotica obliterans is treated with hydrocortisone, but urethral dilation and/or meatotomy may be required.
He had a 10-year history of vesiculobullous lesions of the scalp and trunk and a 5-year history of recurrent epistaxis and nasal obstruction following surgery for acquired urethral dilation.
There are several new drugs, together with urethral dilation, that are effective in most cases over an extended period of time.
Incontinence - defined; Artificial Urinary Sphincter; Stress incontinence - Electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor; Sacral nerve stimulation for urge incontinence; Transurethral/Periurethral collagen implantation for stress urinary incontinence; Marshall-Marchetti Kranz, Burch, Stamey and similar procedures; References - Urinary Incontinence; Transrectal ultrasound for prostate cancer - biopsy/staging; Renal Cryoablation; Transrectal ultrasound for prostate cancer; Transsexual surgery; Urethral Dilation - female; Urodynamic Testing;
Furthermore, he had a postoperative symptomatic urethral stricture that was treated with urethral dilation to 20Fr.
26) proposed a urethral dilation protocol, 10 days following endoscopic visual urethrotomy, and to be used frequently in the early weeks, to help prevent scar tissue development and decrease the rate of stricture recurrence, with a resulting 10% recurrent stricture versus 55% for cases not subjected for post-operative dilation.
14] Others consider internal urethrotomy and even urethral dilations as valid and important treatment options.