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DIRIGENTE MEDICO UOC Urologia
Nuovo Ospedale S.Giuseppe - Empoli
Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze Chirurgiche, Anestesiologiche e dell'Emergenza - Università di Pisa

Urethral calibration

Definition:
It consists in assessing the extent of the urethral lumen not completely obliterated and the distance of the urethral sub-stenosis of the external urethral meatus.

Indications:
It provides useful information for the choice of therapeutic strategy to be adopted.

Technical Description:
It is performed with semirigid catheters, of size adequate to what is intended to be studied on a case-by-case basis. In the woman for the calibration of the external urethral meatus, the use of “bougie à boule” is indicated which, for their particular design, allow to highlight the degree of shrinkage possibly present.

Preparation for intervention:
Antibiotic prophylaxis is deemed useful in men; not indispensable in the calibration of only the external meatus in women.

Type of anesthesia:
local.

Type of hospitalization:
Outpatient.

Complications:
None, if it is limited to a sole calibration and not a dilatation (see 58.6 Urethral Dilatation).

Contacts & appointments

Lucca:
Centro Medico San Luca
(presso Check up Medical Center)
via Romana Traversa II, 35
0583 495473
0583 080338

Livorno:
via del Mare, 83
347 6439874

Pisa:
Centro le Querciole
via di cisanello 1/A
Ghezzano
347 6439874

Empoli:
Centro Salus
via Chiara, 111
0571 711818

Cellulare privato:
347 6439874


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