Panurethral Stricture after Photovaporization of the Prostate for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Sharib J, Truntzer JN, Young JL, Jordan GH, Gelman J.J Endourol. 2011 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]


UCI, Urology, Orange, California, United States;


Objectives: To report the development of panurethral stricture disease and other lower urinary tract abnormalities as a complication of photovaporization of the prostate (PVP). Methods: We evaluated 3 patients who were referred for the treatment of urethral stricture disease after PVP. Evaluation include antegrade cystoscopy, urethroscopy, a retrograde urethrogram, and a cystourethrogram. Results: All 3 patients had pan-urethral stricture disease, and one patient also developed a low capacity bladder with bilateral vesicoureteral reflux as a complication of PVP. Conclusions: Although not previously reported, a potential complication of PVP is devastating panurethral stricture disease.