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Approaches in the treatment of urethral strictures [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2019; 24(4): 484-489 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2019.71473  

Approaches in the treatment of urethral strictures

Murat Demir1, kerem taken2
1Department of Urology, Ministry Of Health University Van Training And Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
2Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Urethral strictures are defined as the narrowing of the anterior urethral lumen or as corpus spongiosum fibrosis. Anterior urethral strictures can be divided as iatrogenic, inflammatory, idiopathic, and traumatic based on their etiology. Lower urinary tract septomas develop as a result of this disease. Many complications may occur in untreated patients.Cystoscopy, retrograde urethrography and ultrasonography can be used to diagnose the disease.Treatment methods are endoscopic and open surgery.Endoscopic treatment methods include dilatation, cold knife and laser internal uretrotomy. Recurrent bulbar urethral strictures; ”End-to-end anastomosis urethroplasty“ technique for short stenosis shorter than 2 cm. The technique of like ogmented anastomosis urethroplasty an with buccal graft is used for longer or complicated stenosis.

Keywords: Urethra, stricture, urethroplasty


Murat Demir, kerem taken. Approaches in the treatment of urethral strictures. Eastern J Med. 2019; 24(4): 484-489

Corresponding Author: Murat Demir, Türkiye


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