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Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease

Syed Ali Raza Shah, Imran Memon, Zakir Hussain Rajpar, Syed Azhar Hussain Shah.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the outcome of internal optical urethrotomy versus laser urethrotomy for management of male patients with urethral stricture.
Methodology: This Randomized Controlled Trial was carried out at Department of Urology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro from March 8 to September 7, 2017.
Total 60 patients having urethral strictures were included and divided into Group-A (laser urethrotomy) and Group-B (internal optical urethrotomy). Operative time was noted. After 1 month, peak flow rate was recorded. Comparison for mean operative time and peak flow rate by using t-test was done. P-value ≤0.05 was considered as significant.
Results: Mean stricture duration in Group-A was 7.361.06 weeks and 6.661.21 in group-B. Mean stricture length in Group-A was 10.302.98 mm while in Group-B 11.903.00 mm. Mean operative time in Group-A was 17.106.17 minutes and 29.768.89 minutes in group-B while mean postoperative peak flow rate in Group-A was 24.133.17 ml/sec and 22.062.92 ml/sec in group-B. There was significant mean difference in mean operative time and mean postoperative peak flow rate among groups.
Conclusion: Laser Urethrotomy was effective in providing relief by significant shorter operative time and increased flow rate.

Key words: Direct Visual Internal Urethrotomy, Laser Urethrotomy, Urethral Stricture


 
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Shah SAR, Memon I, Rajpar ZH, Shah SAH. Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. RMJ. 2019; 44(1): 71-75.


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Shah SAR, Memon I, Rajpar ZH, Shah SAH. Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=295424 [Access: May 24, 2019].


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Shah SAR, Memon I, Rajpar ZH, Shah SAH. Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. RMJ. 2019; 44(1): 71-75.



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Shah SAR, Memon I, Rajpar ZH, Shah SAH. Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. RMJ. (2019), [cited May 24, 2019]; 44(1): 71-75.



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Shah, S. A. R., Memon, . I., Rajpar, . Z. H. & Shah, . S. A. H. (2019) Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. RMJ, 44 (1), 71-75.



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Shah, Syed Ali Raza, Imran Memon, Zakir Hussain Rajpar, and Syed Azhar Hussain Shah. 2019. Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (1), 71-75.



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Shah, Syed Ali Raza, Imran Memon, Zakir Hussain Rajpar, and Syed Azhar Hussain Shah. "Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 71-75.



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Shah, Syed Ali Raza, Imran Memon, Zakir Hussain Rajpar, and Syed Azhar Hussain Shah. "Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease." Rawal Medical Journal 44.1 (2019), 71-75. Print.



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Shah, S. A. R., Memon, . I., Rajpar, . Z. H. & Shah, . S. A. H. (2019) Laser urethrotomy is more effective than optical internal urethrotomy in managing male patients with urethral stricture disease. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (1), 71-75.








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