Panurethral stricture after photovaporization of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
To report the development of panurethral stricture disease and other lower urinary tract abnormalities as a complication of photovaporization of the prostate (PVP).
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We evaluated three patients who were referred for the treatment of urethral stricture disease after PVP. Evaluation included antegrade cystoscopy, urethroscopy, retrograde urethrography, and cystourethrography.
All three patients had panurethral stricture disease, and a low capacity bladder with bilateral vesicoureteral reflux had developed in one patient as a complication of PVP.
Although not previously reported, a potential complication of PVP is devastating panurethral stricture disease.
Sharib, J; Truntzer, J; Young, J; Jordan, G; Gelman, J
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