Clinical profile and management of urethral stricture
AD Huddedar, Ram P Kulkarni
Urethra is an age old disease resulting in bladder out flow obstruction. It occurs predominantly in males. The average age of incidence is in. mid-forties (46yrs.). Study performed during the period extending 50 cases of stricture urethra presented in the Department of Urology at Krishna Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Karad. There are two peaks of incidence-one in the fourth decade and the other in the sixth decade. Strictures occurring in the younger age group are mainly following infection and trauma while those occurring in elderly are mainly following surgical intervention. Majority or the patients present with 3 or more complaints pertaining to bladder out flow obstruction. Any urethral insult or injury results in a urethral stricture, Hence precautions while handling the urethra are a must for-prevention is better than cure.