Incorporate new AUA guidelines on male urethral stricture into their own algorithms for evaluation and treatment of urethral stricture.
Determine criteria for selection of optimal technique for reconstruction based on location and etiology of a bulbar urethral stricture.
Describe essential techniques for treatment of simple and complex anterior urethral reconstruction.
Identify boundaries between simple and complex strictures, and treatments of bulbar strictures.
Patients with urethral stricture disease require a comprehensive and technically complex series of strategies to address the problems of poor tissue vascularization, spongiofibrosis; comorbid medical conditions; and the unfortunate effects of repeated dilations or urethotomies. This course is designed to provide an overview of the surgical management of urethral stricture disease relevant to the diverse spectrum of cases encountered across the developing and developed world. We use audience interaction and video presentations as a tool to focus on enunciating key decision making in urethral reconstructive surgery.