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Fetoscopic Diagnosis of Congenital Megalourethra at Early Second Trimester.
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PMID:  23548627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Congenital megalourethra is a rare urogenital malformation that is usually associated with lower urinary tract obstruction. In association with hypoplasia or deficiency of the corpus spongiosa and/or corpus cavernosum, a cystic dilatation of penile urethra is generally observed. We present a case of congenital megalourethra diagnosed by fetoscopy and ultrasonography at 17 weeks of gestation. Fetoscopic investigation demonstrated a balloon dilatation of the penis with a complete obstruction of the urethral meatus, which could distinguish a fusiform type congenital megalourethra from other disorders. Autopsy subsequent to the termination of pregnancy revealed a complete deficit of both corpus spongiosa and corpus cavernosum.
Authors:
Ryo Yamamoto; Keisuke Ishii; Shingo Ukita; Nobuhiro Hidaka; Kenichi Kobayashi; Kenji Shimada; Nobuaki Mitsuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan.
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