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Bladder neck incision


Bladder incision is the process of cutting through the neck of the patient’s bladder to allow the patient to pass urine easily with the smooth flow of the stream. It is performed in men who have a decreased urinary stream and have problems passing urine due to a bladder neck stenosis or a urethral stricture. The surgeon begins by positioning the patient in the gynecological examination position, then cleans the region and lubricates the urethra. A mini camera is then inserted through the urethra to locate the bladder neck. One or two incisions are made in the bladder region using an instrument attached to the camera. Then, the incised area is cauterized to prevent bleeding. At the end of the procedure, a catheter is placed for applying continuous bladder irrigation with normal saline.