[General considerations on and the role of internal urethrotomy in the treatment of urethral stricture].

Annales d'urologie

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De Sy WA. [General considerations on and the role of internal urethrotomy in the treatment of urethral stricture]. Ann Urol (Paris). 1993;27(4):203-8.
After stressing the importance of a precise diagnosis, the author defines the place of internal urethrotomy, which is certainly not always the first-line treatment that some would claim, due to its poor success rate and because an endoscopic reoperation is sometimes much less harmless than it appears. The importance of perfect anaesthesia for urethral surgery is then emphasised in view of the particular demands of this surgery. Finally, the author reviews the various approaches to the urethra and opening of the stricture.