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Primary urethral tuberculosis masquerading as a urethral caruncle: a diagnostic curiosity!
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PMID:  12549649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary urethral tuberculosis associated with a caruncle is an extremely rare entity and ours is the second such case to be reported. A middle-aged woman presented with symptoms of frequency dysuria syndrome for the last 2 years. Local examination and cystoscopy revealed localized parurethral induration, tenderness and a urethral caruncle with chronic obliterative urethritis. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed a solid lesion arising from the posterior urethral wall. Excision of the caruncle and transurethral resection of the paraurethral mass lesion revealed chronic granulomatous inflammation with chronic urethritis and fibrocollagenous tissue. The literature regarding the genesis of urethral caruncle, the underlying conditions, its differential diagnosis and management has been reviewed.
Iqbal Singh; A K Hemal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0301-1623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-28     Completed Date:  2003-09-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  Hungary    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, N. Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Tuberculosis, Urogenital / diagnosis*
Urethral Diseases / diagnosis*
Urethral Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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