Treatment of urethral stricture disease by internal urethrotomy followed by intermittent 'low-friction' self-catheterization: preliminary communication.

@article{Lawrence1988TreatmentOU,
  title={Treatment of urethral stricture disease by internal urethrotomy followed by intermittent 'low-friction' self-catheterization: preliminary communication.},
  author={William T. Lawrence and Ruaraidh P. MacDonagh},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={136-9}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether the natural course of urethral stricture disease could be modified following urethrotomy by teaching patients intermittent self-catheterization. Preliminary results in 42 patients show that postoperative urine flow rates can be maintained if this method of 'low-friction' catheterization is adopted. The technique has been well received by an elderly group of patients and can be recommended for wider use.