Urethroplasty is the repair of an injury or defect within the walls of the urethra. Trauma, medical-treatment-based injury, and various infections are the most common causes of urethral injury or defects that require repair. Urethroplasty is an open surgical reconstruction of the urethra. Different types of urethroplasty are available based on the cause of the scar tissue within your urethra, including excision and primary anastomosis (EPA) and graft urethroplasty.
This procedure is often required because the urethra has been narrowed by scar tissue and spongiofibrosis, or scar tissue within the urethra that creates a troublesome urethral stricture.