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Fundamentals of the Management of Urethral Strictures
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The aim of this user friendly guide for the practice urologist will be to integrate the recommendation from the meeting of the International Consensus Group on Urological Disease into a concise text which outlines in a concise and easy to use format how to most effectively deal with urethral strictures. In addition to summarising the international consensus on what the literature specifies about how to manage strictures, the emphasis of the book will be to define the different types of strictures, the underlying anatomy of the urethra and how this relates to pathophysiology and the indications of this for stricture management. The book will explore diagnostic techniques and consider the appropriate evaluation of strictures at diagnosis and during follow up. The surgical equipment necessary for such surgery will be explored in detail, identifying all of the equipment a surgeon needs to carry out this surgery and identifying specific points of technique. The surgical procedures used for the management of the different types of stricture are reviewed in a simple step by step approach using easy to follow diagrams. This will provide all of the information that any surgeon needs in order to carry out surgery for patients with strictures - providing a concise but comprehensive aid memoire for any urological surgeon, irrespective of their expertise.


This book presents clear diagrams of surgical equipment, anatomical aspects, pathophysiology and surgical approaches

It is the first user friendly guide to all urethral stricture management including surgery

This simple book is useful to the practicing surgeon as it presents concise review of the evidence in the world literature for the practicing urologist 


​Terminology.- Anatomy and Pathophysiology.- Diagnosis and Follow-up.- Equipment.- Anterior strictures.- Sphincter strictures.- Distraction injuries


ISBN-13: 9783319149943
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: July, 2016
Pages: 150
Availability: Not yet available
Subcategories: General, Urology


Christopher C R Chapple BSc MD FRCS (Urol), Professor of Urology and Consultant Urological Surgeon, Urology Research Department, The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Professor Chapple is the Adjunct Secretary General of the European Association of Urology in charge of all teaching of the Association throughout Europe. He teaches medical students and is actively involved in the training of sub-specialist registrars, as well as being responsible for all educational activities and guideline development in the European Association of Urology. He has a keen interest in evidence base and has been involved in leading reviews on pharmacotherapy of lower urinary tract dysfunction and more recently the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guideline development committee on the management of lower urinary tract symptoms.


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