Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Urethral stricture is due to scarring of the urethra. This scarring may be caused by infection or injury. DVIU cuts through the scar tissue and open the urethra.

Male Urethra
Male Urethra
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Urethral stricture, which is more common in men than in women, can result in:

  • In men, problems with the prostate (eg, infection, inflammation )
  • Infections of the bladder , ureters (carry urine from the kidneys to bladder), or kidneys
  • Inability to urinate or empty the bladder completely


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