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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2008 August;60(4):461-3


An unique case of Y-type urethral duplication associated with posterior urethral valve

Arena S. 1, Arena F. 2, M. Scuderi G. 1, Di Benedetto V. 1

1 Unit of Pediatric Surgery Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vittorio Emanuele Hospital University of Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Unit of Pediatric Surgery Department of Medical and Surgical Pediatric Sciences University of Messina, Messina, Italy

This case report is about a 4-year-old patient with a IIA2 “Y-type” duplication, with the accessory urethra arising from the anterior orthotopic urethra and exiting in perineal-scrotal position, in association with posterior urethral valves (PUV). Cystourethroscopy through the ventral urethra revealed a type III urethral valve (diaphragm) and this was fulgurated. Duplicated dorsal urethra was excised surgically. Postoperative period was uneventful. This case is unique, because it shows PUV in a child with a very rare type of “Y-type” duplication. The presence of PUV in patients with urethral duplication is probably not an incidental finding but, to date, embryology of this rare association is not known.

language: English, Italian


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