URETHRAL DUPLICATION – A RARE CASE

R. C. Datu1,2, O. Ştefan1, T. Enache 2
1The Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children “Grigore Alexandrescu”
2”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Enache Tudor
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Abstract

Urethral duplication is a very rare congenital anomaly that has scarcely been reported. The embryologic origin of this condition is being debated by a few theories but none of them can fully explain it. There is a large spectrum of anatomical variations and this generated a number of classifications. While some of them described the urethral duplication in sagittal plane, others in the coronal plane. The prevailing classification used nowadays is the Effmann’s classification. We present a rare case of a 5 years and 11 months old male patient having urethral duplication. Using the previously mentioned classification, we categorized his condition as type IA. The surgical treatment of this condition was performed (removal of the accessory urethra) in order to prevent complications like recurrent local infections and impaired micturition and also for esthetical issues.

Keywords: urethral duplication, accessory urethra

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