International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 307–313 | Cite as

Complications of treatment of urethral stricture in our practice

  • Ch. A. Attah


Bleeding is the most common early postoperative complication of the treatment of urethral stricture, while recurrent stricture is the most common late postoperative complication irrespective of the method of treatment applied. The different sophisticated methods of urethroplasty make it possible today to treat successfully complicated urethral strictures. The results of such treatment, however, have been associated with a variety of complications (impotence, incontinence and urethrocutaneous fistula), especially when simple methods such as bouginage are used. Although bouginage is associated with a greater recurrence rate of urethral stricture than is urethroplasty, the former should be encouraged in centres where facilities and trained urologists are limited, as it often occurs in the developing countries, since the method is simple and can be used as emergency without prior urethrogram.


Public Health Postoperative Complication Recurrence Rate Impotence Sophisticated Method 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ch. A. Attah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Nigeria Teaching HospitalEnuguNigeria

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