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Urethrotomy, also known as Direct Visual Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU), is a surgical procedure to repair the narrowing of the urethra and relieving bladder pressure.
Urethrotomy, also known as Direct Visual Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU), is a surgical procedure to repair the narrowing of the urethra and relieving bladder pressure. Urethra is the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body.
DVIU is performed to treat urethra scarring that may be caused by an infection or injury. If not treated in time, urethral stricture can cause further aggravate in infection leading to inability to urinate or empty bladder. It can also cause prostate problems in men.
The doctor will recommended this surgery when:
The doctor will recommend:
The procedure is performed under general or spinal anesthesia, and takes around 30 to 60 minutes.
During the procedure,
Generally, the patient can go home on the same of the procedure.
For a few weeks after the procedure, the doctor will recommend to:
The catheter is removed in about a week from the surgery. Complete recovery takes about 3 to 4 weeks.
Urethrotomy may have the following complications:
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