23 cm BXO Stricture Repaired
Mr. E.M. was treated for a urethral stricture for many years with many dilations and 11 internal incisions. The stricture was caused by a disease called Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO), also called Lichen Sclerosus. This stricture often starts at the urethral opening, and when there is a delay in diagnosis and effective relief of the obstruction, the stricture can progress to destroy the entire anterior urethra. When Mr. M. was referred to Dr. Gelman, he was found to have a 23cm long pan-urethral stricture. We have had excellent success repairing even strictures of this length. Mr. M. underwent a successful surgery and now urinates normally.