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A simple technique for accurate diathermy destruction of urethral meatal warts

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The use of surgical diathermy in the fulguration of penile warts is well established. The use of diathermy has been associated with urethral meatal stenosis resulting from circumferential thermal injury to the meatus. We describe the use of a plastic quill as a shield to prevent such circumferential thermal injuries.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Shaw MB, Payne SR

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Urology

Year: 2007

Volume: 69

Issue: 5

Pages: 975-976

ISSN (print): 0090-4295

ISSN (electronic): 1527-9995

Publisher: Excerpta Medica, Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.02.033