Urethral stricture: Investigation of demographic characteristics in two tertiary hospitals in Isfahan/Iran

Hamid Mazdak, AbdoulKarim Khorrami, Zahra Tolou-Ghamari

Abstract


According to previous publication, urethral stricture is a common pathology with dissimilar etiologic features in diverse age groups and societies. The aim of this study was to investigate demographic characteristics in two tertiary hospitals in Isfahan/Iran. All patients with urethral strictures were obtained from 2008 to 2018 from urology wards located at the two tertiary hospitals in Isfahan/Iran. According to ICD-10, demographic and clinical information were recorded in Excel and analyzed by SPSS. Age, as a continuous variable, was expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD). A p value of <0.05 was considered as significant. For a period of 10 years there were a total of 1792 patients comprised of 433 females and 1359 males with urethral strictures. The mean ± SD of age was 41.9 ±24.5 years old. With a between age of 30 to 70 in 71% females showed disease at younger duration of life (p<0.001). Urethral strictures was occurred in 30% under the age of 10 years old. The pattern of attendance for most patients was once and in ranged from 2 to 5. Intermediate time for those with the pattern of recurrence ranged from 8 to 3074 days after surgery. Urethral strictures categorized as an undertreated disease both nationally and internationally. In this study for over a period of ten years, around 1792 patients’ visited two tertiary hospitals in Isfahan/Iran due to urethral strictures disease. Therefore in order to reduce the severity of disease and associated costs, identifying risk factors for occurrence or progression in addition to pharmacotherapy approach recommended to be advantageous.


Keywords


Urethra, Strictures, Urethrotomy, Demographic, Isfahan

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