Epidemiology of male urethral strictures in Pakistan

Authors

  • Syed Saeed Abidi Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Tanzeel Gazder Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Manzoor Hussain Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syed Rabiullah Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mazahir Zulfiqar Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.7925

Keywords:

Male, Urethral structure, Epidemiology

Abstract

Urethral stricture disease is relatively common in Pakistan, constituting 4-5% of the urological workload. Despite the high prevalence, little is known about its epidemiology in the country. The current narrative review comprised search on PubMed, Pak MediNet and Google Scholar databases for studies done in Pakistan and published between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2021. The search yielded 30 local publications on stricture urethra. Demographic data as well as causes and management pattern of male urethral stricture were noted and analysed. There were 5,021 patients, with 3850 (76.6%) being from the province of Sindh. The disease was in majority impact younger patients aged up to 40 years n=1572, while after the age of 60 years, 248 (9%) patients had the disease. The common cause was trauma due to road traffic accidents in both anterior and posterior strictures compared to idiopathic cause reported in the West.

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Author Biographies

Tanzeel Gazder, Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

Assistant professor of urology

Manzoor Hussain, Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

Professor of urology

Syed Rabiullah, Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

Assistant professor urology

Mazahir Zulfiqar, Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

Assistant professor Urology 

Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan

Professor n director sindh institute of Urology and transplantation

Published

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Abidi, S. S., Gazder, T., Manzoor Hussain, Syed Rabiullah, Mazahir Zulfiqar, & Rizvi, S. A. H. (2023). Epidemiology of male urethral strictures in Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(10), 2054–2058. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.7925

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Section

Review Article