Treatment of Radiation-Induced Urethral Strictures

Matthias D. Hofer, Joceline S. Liu, Allen F. Morey*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Radiation therapy may result in urethral strictures from vascular damage. Most radiation-induced urethral strictures occur in the bulbomembranous junction, and urinary incontinence may result as a consequence of treatment. Radiation therapy may compromise reconstruction due to poor tissue healing and radionecrosis. Excision and primary anastomosis is the preferred urethroplasty technique for radiation-induced urethral stricture. Principles of posterior urethroplasty for trauma may be applied to the treatment of radiation-induced urethral strictures. Chronic management with suprapubic tube is an option based on patient comorbidities and preference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • Urethroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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