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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-189

Urethral duplication: Case report and literature review

Department of Surgery, Urology Division, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Nigeria

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Hussaini Y Maitama
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, PO Box 1210 Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.96883

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Urethral duplication is a rare congenital genitourinary abnormality. The purpose of this report is to add to the scanty literature on the subject. We emphasize the significance of high index of suspicion, thorough evaluation, and to discourage circumcision performed by unqualified individuals. A six year old with a finding of urethral duplication is presented along with the review of the literature.The patient presented with of passage of urine from 2 orifices on the penis following circumcision, six months prior presentation. He voids with double streams - clear urine and the other haematuria. Examination revealed a normal primary urethral meatus and an accessory opening on the corona of the dorsal surface of the phallus. No other abnormality detected. Patient had single stage urethroplasty with good outcome. Urethral duplication is rare. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Optimal knowledge of the duplication is significant for the managing surgeon in order to avoid complications. The overall outcome is good.

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