Current management of membranous urethral strictures due to radiation

  • Radiotherapy is a frequently used treatment for prostate cancer. It does not only causes the intended damage to cancer cells, but also affects healthy surrounding tissue. As a result radiation-induced urethral strictures occur in 2.2% of prostate cancer patients. Management of urethral strictures is challenging due to the presence of poor vascularized tissue for reconstruction and the proximity of the sphincter, which can impair the functional outcome. This review provides a literature overview of risk factors, diagnostics and management of radiation-induced urethral strictures.
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Author:Marjan Waterloos, Francisco Martins, Wesley Verla, Luis Alex KluthORCiDGND, Nicolaas Lumen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-610459
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.635060
ISSN:2296-875X
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Surgery
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2021/03/04
Date of first Publication:2021/03/04
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:Trauma Reconstructive Urology Working Party of the European Association of Young Academic Urologists
Release Date:2021/05/31
Tag:membranous urethral stricture; radiation-induced; radiotherapy; urethal stricture; urethroplasty
Volume:8
Issue:art. 635060
Page Number:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
HeBIS-PPN:480801630
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universit├Ątspublikationen
Open-Access-Publikationsfonds:Medizin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0