The possible etiology of the urethral diverticulum
in our case was thought to be an injury at the ventral aspect of the urethra due to plastic circumcision clamping.
MRI showed a cystic mass posterolateral to the urethra measuring 2.1 x 1.7 x 2.3 cm likely representing a urethral diverticulum
. The mass had signs of infection/inflammation (Figures 1 and 2).
An important finding was presence of penile urethral diverticulum
0.5-1cm caudal to preputial orifice and measuring approximately 5cm in diameter (Fig.
Bokhari, "Hypospadias and urethral diverticulum
in two goat kids: a case report," The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, vol.
Cystoscopy was significant for a sizeable papillary urethral mass emanating from a urethral diverticulum
, the biopsy of which yielded a diagnosis of clear cell adenocarcinoma.
The patients showed signs of dysuria, stranguria and urine scalding associated with fluctuating swellings in the penile region; the diagnosis was hypospadias and urethral diverticulum
, since urine had leaked into the subcutaneous tissue of the prepuce, forming leaking pockets (diverticula) in both.
According to studies, the most prominent urethral stone-associated urologic abnormalities are urethral stricture (9.3-44.1%), urolithiasis (13.3-100%) and urethral diverticulum
(10.5-11.7%) (Table 1).
The voiding urethrogram also provides an opportunity for the urodynamic clinician to diagnose a urethral diverticulum
(Chang, Lin, & Chen, 2008).
urinary fistulas, urethral diverticulum
overactive bladder, and
In cases of urethral diverticulum
, diverticulectomy and repair should be done.
Acquired female urethral diverticulum
usually occurs at the age of 26-74 years, the two main theories reported as cause for this condition are the obstruction of the para-uretheral glands with subsequent infection and rupture into the urethra.
Q MY son has been diagnosed with a urethral diverticulum
but he won't talk to us about it because he is embarrassed.