Internal urethrotomy versus dilation as treatment for male urethral strictures: a prospective, randomized comparison.

@article{Steenkamp1997InternalUV,
  title={Internal urethrotomy versus dilation as treatment for male urethral strictures: a prospective, randomized comparison.},
  author={J W Steenkamp and Chris F. Heyns and Marius de Kock},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={98-101}
}
PURPOSE We compared the efficacy of dilation versus internal urethrotomy as initial outpatient treatment for male urethral stricture disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 210 men with proved urethral strictures was randomized to undergo filiform dilation (106) or optical internal urethrotomy (104) with local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. RESULTS Life table survival analysis showed no significant difference between the 2 treatments with regard to stricture recurrence. Hazard… CONTINUE READING

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