The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body and drains urine. A urethral stricture is a constriction of the urethra. This constriction makes it difficult for urine to drain. The narrowing could be congenital (present at birth) or caused by inflammation, injury, disease, or previous surgery. For Urethral Stricture treatment in Vadodara, Call now at 72279 82345 Or visit Sankalp Hospital at Vasna Raod.
Symptoms and signs
- Pushing or straining with urination
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Weak, prolonged, thin, or slow urinary stream
- Painful urination
Diagnostics and testing
Renal bladder ultrasound (RBUS): A sound wave is used to outline the kidneys and bladder. It will allow us to see if there is any hydronephrosis or dilation of the kidneys and urinary tract.
A catheter (tube) is inserted into the end of your child’s urethra for a retrograde urethrogram (RUG) (at the tip of the penis). The tube is then slowly inserted into the urethra to fill it with an opaque solution. A special X-ray machine (fluoroscopy) is used to take pictures while the solution fills the bladder. The doctor examines the urethra to see if it is narrowed. This will notify where the narrowing is, how severe it is, and if any other malformations are present.
Cystoscopy: During surgery, the urologist will insert an instrument called a cystoscope into the urethra. A cystoscope is a small device with a light and a camera lens attached to the end. This allows for direct visualization of the urethra and any tightness.
Endoscopic urethrotomy: A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra through the penis while the patient is anaesthetized. To widen the urethra and allow urine to pass, the stricture can be cut lengthwise with a blade on the end of the instrument. The instrument can also be used to stretch the urethra’s narrowed area. As the wound heals, a small tube known as a catheter is left in place.
Urethroplasty: An incision is made between the scrotum and the rectum for this procedure. The narrowed urethra is excised, and the remaining urethra is reconnected (anastomosis). When the stricture is too long, a tissue graft, usually from the inside of the mouth (buccal), may be used to lengthen the urethra. Because of the complexity of this procedure, the surgeon may recommend that the urethroplasty be performed in stages, which means that more than one surgery will be required.
For more information & consultation on Urethral Stricture treatment in Vadodara, visit Sankalp Hospital at Vasna Road or contact us on 72279 82345