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Anterior urethral valves in children: a possible association between anterior urethral valves and Cowper's duct cyst.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17302575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To elucidate the pathophysiology of congenital obstruction of the anterior urethra and to investigate the association between anterior urethral valves and syringocele. Three boys with congenital obstruction of the anterior urethra diagnosed at our department between 1997 and 2004 were analyzed retrospectively. All three boys had congenital obstruction in the bulbar urethra. The presenting symptoms and age of each patient were varied. Whereas continuity between Cowper's duct and the diverticulum was not demonstrated radiographically in all of the boys, it was speculated endoscopically in all. Our series has suggested a possible association between anterior urethral valves (diverticulum) and syringocele. These congenital anomalies of the anterior urethra should be considered in the differential diagnosis of obstructive lesions of the urinary tract.
Mitsuru Kajiwara; Katsumi Inoue; Masao Kato; Akihiro Usui; Akio Matsubara; Tsuguru Usui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0919-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440237     Medline TA:  Int J Urol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Division of Frontier Medical Science, Programs for Biomedical Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bulbourethral Glands*
Cysts / complications*
Retrospective Studies
Urethra / abnormalities*
Urethral Diseases / complications
Urethral Obstruction / congenital*,  etiology

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