Management of Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stricture

  • Yuka Yamaguchi
  • Lee C. ZhaoEmail author
  • Allen T. Morey


Anastomotic strictures or bladder neck contractures are an uncommon complication after radical prostatectomy. While the majority of men with bladder neck contractures are successfully treated endoscopically, a significant number require multiple procedures, and a subset requires open reconstruction. Open surgical repair of refractory bladder neck contracture is a challenging procedure that needs to be tailored to the individual. Careful consideration must be paid to preexisting post-prostatectomy incontinence and de novo incontinence after management of bladder neck contractures as this often requires concurrent or subsequent management with artificial urinary sphincter placement.


Bladder neck contracture Anastomotic stricture Transurethral incision of bladder neck 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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