Treatment of urethral strictures in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital.

Urology (Gold)

PubMedID: 7147528

Attah CA, Mbonu O, Anikwe RM. Treatment of urethral strictures in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Urology. 1982;20(5):491-4.
A review of 150 patients with urethral strictures treated over a period of seven years at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, showed that 83 per cent of the patients were treated with a form of bouginage. Recurrence rate among this group was 65 per cent as opposed to 44 per cent among the group treated with urethroplasty. About 40 per cent of the patients obtained good to excellent results, 26 per cent rather poor results, and the rest achieved fair results. Even though urethroplasty afforded the best results, bouginage, in spite of the high recurrence rate, should be encouraged in centers with limited facilities for urethroplasty.