Standardized approach for the treatment of refractory bladder neck contractures

Daniel Ramirez, Jay Simhan, Steven J. Hudak, Allen F. Morey

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Bladder neck contracture is a relatively uncommon but well-described complication after the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. Although numerous treatments have been described as an initial management strategy for patients with this condition, the management of refractory cases remains highly variable. This article evaluates various therapeutic maneuvers used for the treatment of refractory bladder neck contracture and further describes the preliminary results of an endoscopic balloon dilation with concomitant deep traunsurethral incision procedure. Short- and long-term management algorithms for patients with recurrent bladder neck contractures are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-380
Number of pages10
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


  • Balloon dilation
  • Bladder neck contracture
  • Refractory
  • Stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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