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Female urethral diverticulum associated with a large urinary calculus

Author(s): Alexandre Oliveira Rodrigues | Maria Claudia Bicudo | Rafaela Rosalba de Mendonça | Carlos Alberto Bezerra | Antonio Carlos Lima Pompeo | Eric Roger Wroclawski

Journal: Einstein
ISSN 1679-4508

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 512;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Diverticulum | Urethral diseases | Lithiasis | Urinary bladder calculi | Urologic diseases | Case reports

The diverticula of female urethra are very uncommon, but more frequently found between the third and fifth decade of life. Diverticula area mostly relate to repeated urinary infections of the periurethral glands or urethra’s trauma. The diverticula may cause infection, calculus formation and rarely endometriosis or cancer. A case of a 65-year old Caucasian female with vaginal mass over six months is herein reported. There was no urinary loss, urethral secretion or urinary symptoms.    A cystourethrography showed diverticula with calculus inside. The patient was submitted to surgery and dismissed from the hospital on the first postoperative day. The pathologic examination revealed no malignancy. In six months of follow-up, the patient was continent with no complaints.

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