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Incomplete urethral duplication in an adult male.
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PMID:  23030031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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INTRODUCTION: Urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly with less than 200 cases reported. It predominantly occurs in males and is nearly always diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. It is defined as a complete second passage from the bladder to the dorsum of the penis or as an accessory pathway that ends blindly on the dorsal or ventral surface.
METHODS: We present the case of a 54-year-old patient with incomplete urethral duplication.
DISCUSSION: Urethral duplication commonly occurs in the sagittal plane with one urethral channel lying dorsal to the other. Symptoms vary from completely asymptomatic to urinary incontinence which can lead to a mucopurulent discharge from a low grade urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include double stream (most common complaint) and intermittent urinary discharge.
Authors:
N F Davis; K M O'Connor; D M Quinlan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Co. Dublin, Ireland. nialldavis2001@yahoo.com
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