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Rare congenital abnormalities of the anterior urethra.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9244111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Congenital abnormalities of the anterior urethra other than hypospadias (valve, diverticulum, and megalourethra) are rare conditions and can be difficult to diagnose. Based on five recent cases of these urethral abnormalities, we review the embryology and the English literature, and have found reports of about 100 cases of valve and diverticulum and 50 cases of megalourethra. For all these abnormalities, the clinical presentation depends on age and the diagnosis depends essentially on voiding cystourethrography, which must show the entire urethra, and careful urethroscopic examination.
Authors:
I Karnak; M E Senocak; N Büyükpamukçu; A Hiçsönmez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-25     Completed Date:  1997-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child, Preschool
Diverticulum / surgery
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Retrospective Studies
Urethra / abnormalities*,  surgery
Urethral Diseases / surgery
Urination Disorders / etiology

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