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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-5

Balloon dilatation of ureteric strictures.


Department of Urology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India., India

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S V Punekar
Department of Urology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India.
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AIMS: Evaluation of dilatation as a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of ureteric strictures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated this technique in 16 patients with ureteric and secondary pelviureteric junction strictures from June 1998. Of these, 7 were men and 9 were women. The age range was from 14 to 40 years. RESULTS: Balloon dilatation was successful in 69% of patients. Strictures secondary to previous surgery had nearly 100% success. Of the 8 cases diagnosed as genitourinary tuberculosis, success rate was 50%. CONCLUSIONS: Factors affecting success of balloon dilatation are: a) age of the stricture b) length of the stricture and c) etiology of the stricture. In a select group of patients with fresh post-operative or post-inflammatory strictures, balloon dilatation may be an attractive alternative to surgery.






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