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J R Soc Med. 1984 February; 77(2): 105–107.
PMCID: PMC1439733

Late results of optical urethrotomy.


Of 46 patients who underwent optical urethrotomy for differing strictures of the urethra, 41 (89.1%) remained free of stricture symptoms at follow up 6 years later. The initial effectiveness of this procedure in improving stricture symptoms is sustained in the long term.

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