Direct vision balloon dilation for the management of urethral strictures

J. Gelman, M. A. Liss, N. M. Cinman

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Urethral strictures are often initially managed with dilation using sequential metal sounds or filiform and follower dilators. While these techniques often successfully achieve at least a temporary increase to the caliber of the area of stricture, they are performed without visual guidance, and complications can include false passage and urethral perforation. We describe the first use of balloon dilator that allows the safe, controlled, and gentle and dilation of urethral strictures under direct vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Braz J Urol
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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