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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Congenital anterior urethral diverticulum co-existing with phimosis: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Surgery, Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Clinical Services, Abubakar Imam Urology Centre, Kano, Nigeria

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A Abdulkadir
Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1595-1103.141389

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Congenital anterior urethral diverticulum (CAUD) is a rare congenital blind ended out pouching of the urethral through the corpus spongiosium. We report its coexistence with phimosis in a 7-year-old boy who presented with difficulty in passing urine. His prepuce was not retractable and balloons at voiding. Suspected associated CAUD was confirmed at circumcision. His voiding became normal with resolution of lower urinary tract symptoms after treatment. The related literatures were reviewed. The symptoms of the two conditions mimic one another and the diagnosis of phimosis which is clinical may overshadows CAUD with its needed confirmatory imaging studies. CAUD can coexist with phimosis and high index of suspicion helps in the management. Diverticulectomy and urethroplasty with circumcision at the same sitting is curative.

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