Long-term outcome of Non-Transecting Anastomotic Bulbar Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures: An 8-year experience from Liaquat National Hospital Karachi

  • Aziz Abdullah, Professor Department Of Urology, Liaquat national hospital Karachi
  • Syed Farhan Ahmed Department of Urology, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi
  • Imran Idrees Memon Department of Urology, LUMHS
Keywords: Non-transecting, bulbar urethra, anastomotic urethroplasty, Stricture, Urethroplasty, Complications, Outcome, end-to-end urethroplasty

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the long-term outcome and complications of non-transecting anastomotic bulbar urethroplasty for the treatment of small bulbar urethral strictures presenting at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi.

Methods: This interventional study was conducted from January 2012 to December 2019 with the study duration of eight year at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. All patients presenting in the outpatient department with urethral strictures were included in the study. Patients were evaluated postoperatively for complications and outcomes were determined. The data was analyzed using SPSS v.25.

Results: A total of 358 patients were treated with non-transecting anastomotic bulbar urethroplasty during this 8-years period. The most common site of stricture formation was bulbar urethra 186 (50%), followed by bulbo-membranous urethra; 103 (31%), and bulbo-penile urethra; 69 (19%). The mean stricture was 1.2 cm (0.5-2.5 cm) in length. The main postoperative complications were scrotal swelling in 7 (1.9%), wound infection in 6 (1.6%), wound dehiscence in 3 (0.8%), and transient sexual dysfunction in 31 (8.6%) patients with an overall initial success rate of 97.8%. No permanent deficit in sexual function was reported.

Conclusions: Non-transecting anastomotic bulbar urethroplasty has a good outcome with insignificant postoperative complications in patients with small bulbar urethral stricture disease.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.5.3879

How to cite this:
Abdullah A, Ahmed SF, Memon II. Long-term outcome of Non-Transecting Anastomotic Bulbar Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures: An 8-year experience from Liaquat National Hospital Karachi. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(5):1371-1375.  doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.5.3879

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Author Biographies

Aziz Abdullah, Professor, Department Of Urology, Liaquat national hospital Karachi

Professor & Head Of Department 

Syed Farhan Ahmed, Department of Urology, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi

Assistant Professor

Published
2021-07-15
How to Cite
Abdullah, A., Ahmed, S. F., & Memon, I. (2021). Long-term outcome of Non-Transecting Anastomotic Bulbar Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures: An 8-year experience from Liaquat National Hospital Karachi. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(5). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.5.3879
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