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J R Soc Med. 1984 August; 77(8): 643–644.
PMCID: PMC1440128

Urethral stricture after coronary artery bypass grafting.


An unusually high incidence of urethral stricture has been reported in men who have undergone cardiac surgery (Ruutu et al. 1982, Sutherland et al. 1983). Our experience with this condition in 1983 is reported.

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  • Ruutu M, Alfthan O, Heikkinen L, Järvinen A, Lehtonen T, Merikallio E, Standertskjöld-Nordenstam CG. "Epidemic" of acute urethral stricture after open-heart surgery. Lancet. 1982 Jan 23;1(8265):218–218. [PubMed]
  • Ruutu M, Alfthan O, Heikkinen L, Järvinen A, Konttinen M, Lehtonen T, Merikallio E, Standertskjöld-Nordenstam CG. Unexpected urethral strictures after short-term catheterization in open-heart surgery. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1984;18(1):9–12. [PubMed]
  • Sutherland PD, Maddern JP, Jose JS, Marshall VR. Urethral stricture after cardiac surgery. Br J Urol. 1983 Aug;55(4):413–416. [PubMed]
  • Wilksch J, Vernon-Roberts B, Garrett R, Smith K. The role of catheter surface morphology and extractable cytotoxic material in tissue reactions to urethral catheters. Br J Urol. 1983 Feb;55(1):48–52. [PubMed]

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