Urethral Stricture

Etiology

  • Fibrosis within the urethra secondary to past infection/inflammation, trauma
  • Also unusual cancers that compress or block urethra (e.g. lymphoma, sarcoma, bladder cancer).

Risk Factors

  • Male
  • Hx gonorrhea
  • Hx pelvic xrt
  • Hx urethral trauma
  • Hx prostate surgery
  • Ucommon in women due to short urethra unless hx urethritis, discrete trauma; Also from unusual cancers causing urethral compression or internal blockage