Also, use of otis urethrotome
over a guidewire could be an alternative solution.
The procedure was performed by using 21 Fr urethrotome
which was passed into the urethra up to the level of stricture and stricture was incised at five, seven and 12 o'clock with the help of cold knife till urethrotome
under the guidance of a metallic guide wire till urethrotome
reached into the urinary bladder.
An Otis urethrotome
was used and the urethra calibrated to 26 F.
Operating time was calculated from insertion of cystoscope into meatus to the removal of urethrotome
or laser fibre with the cystoscope out of meatus.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Medical Equipment Urethrotome
with accessories at Medical Centre, Monrovia in Liberia.
The urethrotomy incision is made at the 12, o'clock, or at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions with a cold-knife urethrotome
1) Maisonneuve (1854) and Otis (1872) developed the urethrotome
to cut the strictured part of the urethra.