When are filiforms and followers indicated in the workup of urethritis?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Filiforms and followers can also be used by experienced urologists but are being used less frequently in cases of urethral trauma because of the wide availability of flexible cystoscopes. In addition, this technique can lead to more severe urethral trauma if not used correctly.


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