The long-term effect of uretral dilatation therapy combined with steroid after internal urethrotomy

YEŞİL S., Dede O., Dede G., NALBANT İ., Zengin K., Abdurrahim Imamoglu M.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.24, no.3, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2013.24
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Keywords: Uretral stricture, dilatation, steroid
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Objective: To present the long-term results of hydrophilic dilatation catheter or steroidcoated hydrophilic dilatation catheter usage in the management of primary urethral stricture. Methods: Forty-one male patients with a diagnosis of primary urethral stricture shorter than 1.5 cm and no comorbities were included in this study. After application of internal uretrotomy, these patients were randomized into two groups. A steroid-coated (triamcinolone acetonide (1%) 18F hydrophilic dilatation catheter was applied to the patients in group 1 for 2 weeks and an 18F hydrophilic dilatation catheter was applied to the patients in group 2 for 2 weeks, and catheters were removed after 3 days. Uroflowmetry and recurrence rate was used in postoperative follow-ups. Results: Mean patient age were respectively 45.1±8.0 and 47±8.8(68-29) years. Urethral stricture length was evaluated for group 1 7.4±4.0 mm and group 2 7.8±4.3 mm p:0.79. All patients uroflowmetry value (Q max) were followed up on 6,12,24 and 36 month and results were evaluated. Recurrence of urethral stricture was determined in 3 (13%) patients in group 1, and 3 (15%) patients in group 2 (p<0.05) and statisticaly significant. Conclusions: As an adjuvant treatment, this method is effortless, low in complications, and hopeful. Certainly, application to larger patient populations is needed to objectively accept its efficiency. © Copyright 2013 by Gazi University Medical Faculty.