urethrotomy


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urethrotomy

 [u″re-throt´ah-me]
incision of the urethra, usually for relief of a stricture; it may be done either through the perineum (external or perineal urethrotomy) or from within (internal urethrotomy).

u·re·throt·o·my

(yū'rĕ-throt'ŏ-mē),
Surgical incision of a stricture of the urethra.
[urethro- + G. tomē, incision]

urethrotomy

/ure·throt·o·my/ (u″re-throt´ah-me) incision of the urethra, either through the perineum (external u.) or from within (internal u.).

urethrotomy

(yo͝or′ə-thrŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision of a stricture of the urethra.

urethrotomy

incision of the urethra.

ischial urethrotomy
see perineal urethrostomy.
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Of these, 84 were identified for urethroplasty and 102 for internal urethrotomy (endoscopic urethrotomy).
Another complex group of patients undergoing posterior urethroplasty are recurrent cases with a history of multiple failed endoscopic urethrotomy operations.
Whereas urethroscopic lithotripsy is the first choice for all urethral stones, external urethrotomy is recommended for large, impacted anterior urethral stones, along with urethral strictures and diverticula.
The patient had undergone a posterior urethral valve ablation procedure 12 months prior to presentation; 2 months after that, the patient underwent an internal urethrotomy procedure for urethral stenosis in the bulboprostatic urethra, which was considered to be related to the previous posterior urethral valve ablation.
There are many treatment options for recurrent urethral strictures, including internal urethrotomy, intermittant urethral dilatation and open urethroplasty.
A urethrotomy is preferred if the length is less than 1 cm, and a urethroplasty is indicated when the length is greater than 1 cm.
Urethroplasty was performed in one of 3 patients who had stenosis following the repair of posterior urethra and complete recovery was obtained, internal urethrotomy was performed in the second patient.
4] There has also been a report of successful outcomes in a retrospective review of 18 cases in which recurrent bladder neck contractures were managed with urethrotomy and intralesional injection of mitomycin C.
At four months after RP, he experienced a recurrence of the stricture, which was treated with direct vision internal urethrotomy (VIU) and self-catheterization (insertion an 18 French catheter daily).