Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni's Urethroplasty Center - Management of Strictures - Dilation

Management - Dilation

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Dilation was known to ancient civilizations.  It was considered the standard treatment for managing strictures of the urethra over centuries. The aim dilation is to stretch the scar without bleeding so the narrow urethral lumen is stretched temporarily and the patient can void well. Dilation needs to be repeated either daily or on alternate days or once a week or once a month or once a year. The surgeon hopes that the interval between dilation is slowly stretched in this fashion. Dilation rarely cures strictures. It can cure transparent thin membrane like strictures and they are rare in nature. Dilation may cause pain, fever and bleeding due to false passages.