How is a meatotomy performed?
To perform a meatotomy, after your child has received anesthesia, your doctor or surgeon does the following: Sterilizes the tip of the penis with an iodine solution. Wraps the penis in a sterile drape. Crushes the tissues on one side of the meatus to permit ease of cutting.
How long does it take to heal from a meatotomy?
Remember that it will take about 2 weeks for the operative area to heal completely. You may experience mild swelling of your penis. This is not a concern at this time. If you experience SIGNIFICANT swelling, contact your physician.
What is the difference between meatotomy and Meatoplasty?
The meatus (mee-AY-tis) is the opening in a boy’s penis where the urine (pee) comes out. In meatal stenosis (mee-AT-ul steh-NO-sis), the meatus is too small. Meatoplasty (also called meatotomy) makes the meatus bigger so that pee can come out normally.
How long is Meatoplasty surgery?
Treatment/Diagnostics Procedure: Outpatient surgery/meatoplasty is curative. The procedure is done under a 5-10 minute anesthetic.
How painful is a Meatoplasty?
Most children experience minimal pain or no pain following meatoplasty. Some stinging or burning while urinating is normal. A small amount of bloody drainage is also normal.
What is a Urethrotomy procedure?
A urethrotomy procedure is performed to help alleviate symptoms of a narrowed urethra (the tube that carries urine and semen to the tip of your penis). These include the need to pass urine more often, sudden urges to pass urine, slow flow of urine and the feeling of not having fully emptied your bladder.
Is a urethrotomy painful?
Treatment for a Urethral Stricture A urethrotomy is usually carried out under general anaesthetic meaning you will be asleep for the operation and will not feel any pain during the procedure. The operation typically takes less than half an hour.
What do you need to know about urethral meatotomy?
URETHRAL MEATOTOMY a. General. This involves incisional enlargement of the external urethral meatus. The procedure is done to relieve stenosis or stricture. b. Patient Preparation. For the male, a supine position is generally used, and the penis is elevated on a small folded sheet. For the female, the lithotomy position is used.
What does it mean to have a meatotomy?
Meatotomy is the surgical opening of the hole (urethral meatus) with no stitching. This opening is called the urinary meatus, or the external urethral orifice. The word meatus means opening. When the meatus is too small, it’s called meatal stenosis.
Is there such a thing as a meatoplasty?
Meatoplasty/Meatotomy. Meatoplasty is a surgery in which the opening of the penis is enlarged. Meatotomy is the surgical opening, also called the urethral meatus.
What kind of surgery is done to widen the meatus?
Meatotomy is a surgery done to widen the meatus. The meatus is the opening at the tip of the penis where urine leaves the body.