internal urethrotomy

in·ter·nal u·re·throt·o·my

urethrotomy by means of an instrument passed through the urethra.
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Regularly performing CISC may probably work by normally opening-up the cut and raw boundaries of a urethral stricture, hence avoiding them to stick-back and contract over after direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) or trans-urethral blind dilatation10.
Visual internal urethrotomy with intralesional mitomycin C and short-term clean intermittent catheterization for the management of recurrent urethral strictures and bladder neck contractures.
Failure rates for patients with additional treatments after prostatectomy were much higher (60% (3/5) for radiation therapy and 66.7% (4/6) for internal urethrotomy group).
Secrest et al., "Effect of a temporary thermo-expandable stent on urethral patency after dilation or internal urethrotomy for recurrent bulbar urethral stricture: Results from a 1-year randomized trial," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Apart from the usual uses of urethroscopy in dilation, direct visual internal urethrotomy, and primary endoscopic realignment in pelvic fracture urethral injury, the use of urethroscopy is important for planning and performance of urethroplasty [1-4].
Effect of mitomycin-C on anterior urethral stricture recurrence after internal urethrotomy. Eur Urol 2007;51:1089-92.
A 72-year-old male with a history of transurethral resection of the prostate one year prior to admission and internal urethrotomy for a urethral stricture three months prior presented with obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms.
Optical internal urethrotomy was done one day prior to transplant as he had urethral stricture diagnosed by micturating cystourethrogram.
The objective of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the stricture recurrence after optical internal urethrotomy with and without clean intermittent self catheterization in patients with urethral stricture.
Optical internal urethrotomy was performed for urethral stricture and bougie dilatation for meatal stenosis.

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