Urethoplastyis the open surgical treatment of the urethra. Whenever there is an injury or defect on the walls of urethra, then Urethoplasty is the gold standard for the treatment. The name Urethoplasty is the addition of two words –urethro (urethra) + plasty (fixing).
Urine reaches to the bladder via two tubes called ureters. This ureter tube may become obstructed due to any possible reason like kidney stones, tumors, blood clots, post- surgical swelling or infection.A ureteral stent is inserted in the ureter to restore the flow of urine.The ureteral stentsis highly beneficial for such patients which have severe kidney infection with diseased bladder. Also, the ureteral stents may be usefulafter urinary tract surgical procedure to work as a mold around which the wound may recover. As per the surgical procedure, the stent may remain in place for a short-term (days to week) or long-term (weeks to months) basis.
There are multiple diagnosis procedures which determines the level or ureteral obstruction –
Before stenting, the doctor should thoroughly explain the procedure to the patient. No food or beverage is allowed after midnight before operation.
It is advisable to replace the stents after every six months to prevent any further complication.