Endoscopic Surgery for Stricture Urethra (VIU)
Endoscopic Surgery for Stricture Urethra, also known as visual internal urethrotomy (VIU), is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat urethral strictures. Urethral strictures are narrowing or blockages in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. VIU involves the use of an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at the end. The endoscope is inserted into the urethra to allow the surgeon to visualize the stricture and perform the surgery.