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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Self-dilation in urethral stricture recurrence

Department of Urology, SVIMS, Tirupati, India

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P VLN Murthy
Department of Urology, SVIMS, Tirupati
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Visual Internal Urethrotomy (VIU) for urethral stricture was employed in 136 patients during a 30-month period. All these patients were advised to do self-dilatation once a day for a period of one year and respectively the effect of self-dilatation on prevention of urethral stricture recurrence was studied. The data was analysed for 63 patients with a follow-up of 6 to 30 months after VIU (study group). Patients who did not like to do self-dilatation formed the controlled group (24 pts.) and patients who did self-dilatation regularly after VIU formed the treatment group (39 pts.). 75 percent of the control group (18 pts.) underwent 2 to 3 times, internal urethrotomy in the first year follow-up for uretheral stricture recurrence. Only 6 of the patients in the treatment group (15.5 percent) required additional procedures in the first year of follow-up. 20 of the 39 patients in the treatment group have been followed up between 6 to 18 months after stopping self-dilatation. All of them were stricture-free at the time of reporting.

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