Urethral stricture is a disease of anterior urethra
in which there is scarring process affecting the epithelium of urethra and spongy erectile tissues of corpus spongiosum causing fibrotic narrowing of the urethra1.
After the dissection and excision of the two cavernous bodies, anterior urethra
was dissected and removed.
Strictures of the anterior urethra
account for 92% of cases of urethral stricture.
Patient reported an undocumented history of multiple stenosis of the anterior urethra
, with persistent dysuria, treated for three times with internal urethrotomy by cold knife (Sachse's technique) in past years (last in May 2010).
A total of 45 male patients of all age group having anterior urethral stricture on retrograde urethrography were subjected to sonourethrography of anterior urethra
. The length of stricture as assessed and measured on retrograde urethrography were also measured during sonourethrography and then compared with intra operative findings during surgery.
The latter will generally involve the anterior urethra
and drain to the penis or scrotum.
Lazzeri, "Current controversies in reconstructive surgery of the anterior urethra
: a clinical overview," International Brazilian Journal of Urology, vol.
There was an additional complex mass with a cystic component (3.9cm) at the anterior urethra
After the impacted urethral stone was seen in the anterior urethra
in ureteroscopy, urethrotomy was performed with a 3 cm vertical incision in the penile urethra.
(1-4) In women, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histologic subtype (approximately 75%) and is most common in the anterior urethra
Frequently, the anterior urethra
can be colonized and the catheterization can cause urethral and bladder infections.
In VCUG, dilated or extended posterior urethra, dilated anterior urethra
, thickened and trabecular bladder, VUR, hypertrophic bladder neck, and urethral diverticulum can all be observed.