Urethral diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Recurrent urinary tract infection

Patient Data

Age: 5-10Y
Gender: Male

IVU and cystogram were normal. In the micturating film, a contrast filled sac appears posterior to the urinary bladder which increases in size while micturating.

Diagnosis: urethral diverticulum.


CT confirms presence of contrast filled sac posterior to the urinary bladder, which tapers toward the prostatic urethra.

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Case Discussion

Differential considerations include a ureterocele which is excluded by normal IVU and cystogram

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Case information

rID: 23006
Published: 13th May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: urethra
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included