Holmium laser-assisted endoscopic extraction of a fishhook from the male urethra

Hui Ming Chung, Sheng Hsuan Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A man 37 years of age presented with frequency and dysuria. Rigid cystoscopy revealed the presence of a fishhook in the anterior urethra. Initial attempts to remove the fishhook in one piece by forceps or a basket were unsuccessful. The fishhook was cut into two pieces using a holmium laser via a 9-Fr ureteroscope and removed by forceps. The anterior urethra experienced a minor tear during the procedure. He voided well without significant urethral stricture 6 months postoperatively. An open urethrotomy is usually indicated for unsuccessful endoscopic removal of foreign bodies from the male urethra, which often leads to recurrent urethral stricture. The novel use of a holmium laser to facilitate the endoscopic removal of a fishhook from the male urethra may reduce the risk of postoperative urethral stricture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalUrological Science
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Fingerprint

Solid-State Lasers
Urethra
Urethral Stricture
Surgical Instruments
Ureteroscopes
Dysuria
Cystoscopy
Foreign Bodies
Tears

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Fishhook
  • Holmium laser
  • Male urethra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

Cite this

Holmium laser-assisted endoscopic extraction of a fishhook from the male urethra. / Chung, Hui Ming; Chen, Sheng Hsuan.

In: Urological Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, 06.2012, p. 64-66.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chung, Hui Ming ; Chen, Sheng Hsuan. / Holmium laser-assisted endoscopic extraction of a fishhook from the male urethra. In: Urological Science. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 64-66.
@article{bdf5d64e03ae4094a67246ba529fc9c2,
title = "Holmium laser-assisted endoscopic extraction of a fishhook from the male urethra",
abstract = "A man 37 years of age presented with frequency and dysuria. Rigid cystoscopy revealed the presence of a fishhook in the anterior urethra. Initial attempts to remove the fishhook in one piece by forceps or a basket were unsuccessful. The fishhook was cut into two pieces using a holmium laser via a 9-Fr ureteroscope and removed by forceps. The anterior urethra experienced a minor tear during the procedure. He voided well without significant urethral stricture 6 months postoperatively. An open urethrotomy is usually indicated for unsuccessful endoscopic removal of foreign bodies from the male urethra, which often leads to recurrent urethral stricture. The novel use of a holmium laser to facilitate the endoscopic removal of a fishhook from the male urethra may reduce the risk of postoperative urethral stricture.",
keywords = "Endoscopy, Fishhook, Holmium laser, Male urethra",
author = "Chung, {Hui Ming} and Chen, {Sheng Hsuan}",
year = "2012",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1016/j.urols.2012.03.003",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "64--66",
journal = "Urological Science",
issn = "1879-5226",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Holmium laser-assisted endoscopic extraction of a fishhook from the male urethra

AU - Chung, Hui Ming

AU - Chen, Sheng Hsuan

PY - 2012/6

Y1 - 2012/6

N2 - A man 37 years of age presented with frequency and dysuria. Rigid cystoscopy revealed the presence of a fishhook in the anterior urethra. Initial attempts to remove the fishhook in one piece by forceps or a basket were unsuccessful. The fishhook was cut into two pieces using a holmium laser via a 9-Fr ureteroscope and removed by forceps. The anterior urethra experienced a minor tear during the procedure. He voided well without significant urethral stricture 6 months postoperatively. An open urethrotomy is usually indicated for unsuccessful endoscopic removal of foreign bodies from the male urethra, which often leads to recurrent urethral stricture. The novel use of a holmium laser to facilitate the endoscopic removal of a fishhook from the male urethra may reduce the risk of postoperative urethral stricture.

AB - A man 37 years of age presented with frequency and dysuria. Rigid cystoscopy revealed the presence of a fishhook in the anterior urethra. Initial attempts to remove the fishhook in one piece by forceps or a basket were unsuccessful. The fishhook was cut into two pieces using a holmium laser via a 9-Fr ureteroscope and removed by forceps. The anterior urethra experienced a minor tear during the procedure. He voided well without significant urethral stricture 6 months postoperatively. An open urethrotomy is usually indicated for unsuccessful endoscopic removal of foreign bodies from the male urethra, which often leads to recurrent urethral stricture. The novel use of a holmium laser to facilitate the endoscopic removal of a fishhook from the male urethra may reduce the risk of postoperative urethral stricture.

KW - Endoscopy

KW - Fishhook

KW - Holmium laser

KW - Male urethra

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84862673374&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84862673374&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.urols.2012.03.003

DO - 10.1016/j.urols.2012.03.003

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84862673374

VL - 23

SP - 64

EP - 66

JO - Urological Science

JF - Urological Science

SN - 1879-5226

IS - 2

ER -