Posterior urethral valve

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Antenatal hydronephrosis.

Patient Data

Age: 2 weeks
Gender: Male


On the preliminary images there are two small calcifications projecting over the left renal shadow. The bladder is enlarged and trabeculated. The posterior urethra is markedly dilated with a possible shelf seen at the transition to non-dilated anterior urethra. No vesicoureteric reflux was seen. 

Case Discussion

These findings are consistent with posterior urethral valve (a.k.a. posterior obstructive congenital urethral membrane - POCUM). 

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Case information

rID: 41880
Published: 17th Jan 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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