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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-189

Excision and end-to-end anastomotic urethroplasty in the management of post-traumatic urethral stricture disease: experience and challenges in a Nigerian teaching hospital


Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos & The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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K H Tijani
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos & The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Nigeria
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study aims to assess the outcome of excision and end-to-end anastomotic urethroplasty in the management of post traumatic urethral stricture in at one of the teaching hospitals in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All cases of post traumatic urethral stricture disease managed by excision and end to end anastomosis between January 2000 and December 2006 were retrospectively studied. The data collected included the patients age, cause of stricture, location, length and the outcome of surgery. RESULTS: A total of 47 patients excision and end to end anastomotic urethroplasty were carried out during the period. Twenty patients (42.6%) had bulbar stricture and 27 (57.4%) had pelvic fracture urethral distraction stricture involving the posterior urethra. There was a 100% success rate in the 20 patients with bulbar urethral stricture at a minimum follow up of 1 year while the success rate for the 27 patients with posterior urethral stricture was 70.4%. Complications included one case each of perineal wound infection and of urethrocutaneous fistula which were managed conservatively. CONCLUSION: Excision and end to end anastomotic urethroplasty gives excellent results for the treatment of short segment post traumatic bulbar strictures and should be used as the primary treatment for such strictures.


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