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Diode laser epilation of urethral hair follicles following urethroplasty

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Author(s): Mehmet Kalkan

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 38;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 173;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Hairy urethra | laser therapy | urethral calculi | urethroplasty.

ABSTRACT
The patient, a 35-year-old male, presented at our clinic complaining of occasional difficulty in urination and the blurry urination. The patient’s history included eleven cases of internal urethrotomy, urethral catheter insertion, urethral dilatation, and lastly two urethroplasty procedures eighteen years prior to presentation at our clinic. Several hair follicles in the bulbous urethra and calculi causing partial obstruction were observed with urethrocystoscopy. Pneumatic lithotripsy, stone extraction and diode laser epilation were carried out to remove hair follicles. Urethral stricture, calculi, and hair follicles were not seen in urethrocystoscopy after three months.
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