Advances in Urology

Urethral Stricture Disease: Challenges and Ongoing Controversies


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1University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

3Endourological Research Center, Moscow, Russia


Urethral Stricture Disease: Challenges and Ongoing Controversies

Description

Urethral strictures are common and an important cause of loss of quality of life. Urethral stricture disease is generally defined as stenoses that are typically long, involving broad areas of varying spongiofibrosis, and result from inflammation and/or infection, rather than trauma. Although the management of urethral strictures may be complex and challenging, very often they are treated by health care personnel without the necessary and proper training and knowledge of the current, modern, and validated techniques and procedures. The open surgical repair of urethral strictures has undergone considerable evolution over the last 5 decades. Nowadays, most urethral strictures can be reconstructed in a one-stage procedure, leaving some complex cases for a less convenient but safer two-stage repair strategy. The exciting and enjoyable “nature” of reconstructive surgery, in general, and urethral reconstruction, in particular, is the unexpected and unpredictable nature of the stricture and, consequently, the need of the creative combination of different techniques and strategies, often involving tissue transfer procedures, either as grafts or flaps, for achieving a successful outcome.

In this special issue, several challenges and ongoing (still unresolved) controversies will be reviewed and discussed, and old techniques and procedures will be revisited. Specific topics, such as urethral reconstruction in transsexual surgery, the management of urethral calculus and acquired male diverticula, the tips and tricks of urethroplasty in the patient with an artificial urinary sphincter and a penile prosthesis, and the current role of stents in urethral strictures, will be debated in this issue. The objective of this special issue is to review, discuss, and try to shed light on the potentially successful management of complex urethral disease entities and patients.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anterior urethral stricture
  • Posterior urethral stricture
  • Management of panurethral strictures
  • Flaps and grafts in urethral reconstruction
  • Tissue-engineering in urethral reconstruction
  • Urorectal fistulae: etiology, diagnosis, and surgical management
  • Role of staged urethroplasty in adults and children
  • Female urethral reconstruction

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1238369
  • - Editorial

Urethral Stricture Disease: Challenges and Ongoing Controversies

Miroslav L. Djordjevic | Francisco E. Martins | ... | Dmitry Kurbatov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9671297
  • - Review Article

Sexual (Dys)function after Urethroplasty

Luís Xambre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3582862
  • - Research Article

Anterior Urethral Stricture Disease Negatively Impacts the Quality of Life of Family Members

Jonathan R. Weese | Valary T. Raup | ... | Steven B. Brandes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 853914
  • - Review Article

Management of Long-Segment and Panurethral Stricture Disease

Francisco E. Martins | Sanjay B. Kulkarni | ... | Natalia Martins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 628107
  • - Review Article

Posterior Urethral Strictures

Joel Gelman | Eric S. Wisenbaugh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 979868
  • - Review Article

The Use of Flaps and Grafts in the Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease

Eric S. Wisenbaugh | Joel Gelman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 397936
  • - Review Article

Surgical Repair of Bulbar Urethral Strictures: Advantages of Ventral, Dorsal, and Lateral Approaches and When to Choose Them

Krishnan Venkatesan | Stephen Blakely | Dmitriy Nikolavsky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 758536
  • - Clinical Study

Bipolar Transurethral Incision of Bladder Neck Stenoses with Mitomycin C Injection

Timothy D. Lyon | Omar M. Ayyash | ... | Mang L. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 806357
  • - Research Article

Impact of Short-Stay Urethroplasty on Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient’s Perception of Timing of Discharge

Henry Okafor | Dmitriy Nikolavsky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 476390
  • - Review Article

Treatment of Urethral Strictures from Irradiation and Other Nonsurgical Forms of Pelvic Cancer Treatment

Iyad Khourdaji | Jacob Parke | ... | Frank Burks
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