Direct vision balloon dilation for the management of urethral strictures

Joel Gelman, Michael A. Liss, Nadya 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)1249-1251
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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