A prospective randomized study of self-dilatation in the management of urethral strictures.

@article{Matanhelia1995APR,
  title={A prospective randomized study of self-dilatation in the management of urethral strictures.},
  author={Shyam S. Matanhelia and Robert Salaman and Anil T John and Philip N Matthews},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1995},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={295-7}
}
Over a 3-year period 51 patients with urethral strictures were treated by internal urethrotomy and then either randomly allocated to a course of post-operative dilatation or no dilatation. The patients in the self-intermittent dilatation (SID) group were shown how to pass a 16-F catheter through the stricture but not into the bladder. Complete follow-up was… CONTINUE READING