Well, I got a phone call from my surgeon, and she told me that there’s a 20% chance I might have to have a staged urethroplasty. The distal part of the stricture is completely closed off, which means there’s no possible way to utilize it. Even with a graft it’s basically worthless. That means cutting it out, and that’s where the possible problem comes in. The urethrogram showed the stricture at 3.5 cm, which is probably too much to simply cut out. They’ll do a scope from both ends before cutting anything, just to make sure. Hopefully part of the strictured urethra has some lumen left, so they can removed the severely scarred part and then graft the rest. I’ll know what they find after I wake up.
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