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Endourethral urethroplasty--use of a new catheter.

Authors
  • Gaur, D D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1983
Volume
130
Issue
5
Pages
905–908
Identifiers
PMID: 6355513
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Endourethral split skin grafting following visual internal urethrotomy was done successfully in 7 selected patients with stricture of the bulbomembranous urethra. Open substitution or anastomotic urethroplasty might otherwise have been necessary in these patients. The technique involves the use of a specially designed double balloon catheter, in which the second balloon, when distended, keeps the split skin graft in close opposition with the urethral raw area. This function ensures a near 100 per cent graft take, keeps the strictured area wide open and allows early ambulation of the patient, since no perineal compression dressing is required.

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