Optical Urethrotome Dislodgement during Optical Internal Urethrotomy: A Case Report of an Unexplained Event

Bassam Ammari, Fadi Sawaqed, Muheilan Muheilan

Abstract


Optical internal urethrotomy is a well-known, safe and effective treatment for urethral strictures postradical
prostatectomy. This case documents an unusual event that occurred during the procedure. A 68-
year-old male patient was diagnosed with a urethral stricture post-radical prostatectomy. During optical
internal urethrotomy, the blade of the urethrotome broke, after which it was removed using endoscopic
forceps.

Keywords


Optical internal urethrotomy, urethral stricture, radical prostatectomy, cold knife.

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