Urethral dilatation

Urethral dilatation is a procedure that may be recommended if you have a urethral stricture (narrowing of the urine passage). The stricture is enlarged with gradual stretching, using dilators of increasing size. The dilatation procedure may need to be repeated if the stricture returns, or other treatment options can be explored.

Urethral dilatation is also used to introduce larger instruments into the urine passage during a separate procedure.