meatotomy


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meatotomy

[‚mē·ə′täd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Incision into and enlargement of a meatus.
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Symptomatic meatal stenosis will often require a dilatation or a meatotomy.
For distal urethral involvement meatotomy or extended meatotomy is done, but at times whole anterior urethra is involved mandating some sort of reconstruction generally in the form of graft/flap or urethroplasty.
Treatment with meatotomy may be indicated if significant obstruction to urine flow occurs.
Meatotomy may be used if stone is in fossa navicularis or external meatus
UROLOGY: cystoscopy, urethral dilation, vasectomy, spermatocoele, testis biopsy, meatotomy, circumcision J.
Significant urethral meatal stenosis due to balanitis xerotica obliterans is treated with hydrocortisone, but urethral dilation and/or meatotomy may be required.
19] Immunotherapy is promising because it provides long-term symptomatic relief, but it does not statistically influence middle meatotomy patency, synechiae formation, or recurrence of polyps following FESS.
Collings Knife - The Collings knife allows urologists access to all areas of the prostate and is most commonly used for ureteral meatotomy and transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP).
Meatotomy or meatoplasty may be required and postoperative topical steroid may be useful to reduce the risk of restenosis.
A posterior meatotomy is done just below the Spine of Henle, from 6 O' clock position to 12 O' clock position.
The distal edge of the graft is sutured to the edge of the meatotomy with absorbable sutures.