Simple solution for urethral caruncle.
ABSTRACT Although urethral caruncle is not a major disease, the technique to remove it has been rather difficult and complicated. We describe a simple method of removal that is comparable to its importance.
In 10 patients we applied a ligation technique using 1-zero silk at the base of the urethral caruncle during a 4-year period.
This technique was well tolerated by patients without analgesics or anesthesia. It also allowed obtaining tissue pathological evaluation if wanted. Seven to 14 days after ligation the caruncles broke off without any problem. The caruncles base healed satisfactorily. However, this technique requires at least 1 assistant.
We describe a simple treatment for urethral caruncle.