Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy
Pronounced: direct vision internal you-REE-thra-tah-meEn Español (Spanish Version)
Direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) is a surgery to repair a narrowed section of the urethra. This is referred to as a stricture. The urethra is the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body.
Urethral stricture is due to scarring of the urethra. This scarring may be caused by infection or injury. DVIU cuts through the scar tissue and opens the urethra.
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Urethral stricture can result in:
Last reviewedMay 2013by Adrienne Carmack, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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