Urethroplasty is surgery performed on the urethra, a part of the urinary tract system. The urethra is a tube which allows urine to exit from the bladder and travel outside it. Urethroplasty is performed to correct the narrowing of the urethra when scar tissue is formed inside your urethra. The surgeon connects two ends of the urethra after removing the scar tissue or may borrow graft tissue from other parts of your body to rebuild the portion of the urethra that is blocked.
The symptoms of the patients with urethral strictures usually are weak or fine urinary stream, forking or spraying of the stream, often accompanied by frequency and urgency. There may be irritation in the urethra. Urethral strictures may be complicated by infection (urine infection or infection locally in the urethra), urinary retention, peri urethral abscess, bladder and urethral stones and rarely squamous cell carcinoma of the urethra.