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J Pediatr Urol. 2011 Aug;7(4):488-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.01.003. Epub 2011 Feb 5.

Megacystis secondary to congenital urethral stricture.

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  • 1Urology & Nephrology Research Center, Department of Urology, Imam Medical Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Ershad Blv, Urmia, Iran.


Functional bladder capacity at a certain age can be accurately estimated and expressed as a function of age. We present a 13-year-old boy with abdominal distention who was presumed to have ascites. Abdominal ultrasound revealed that the bladder was severely distended, and cystoscopy showed a short stricture in the bulbar urethra followed by a large bladder without obvious borders. Under general anesthesia, bladder capacity was 9250 cc. Reduction cystoplasty was performed. At the 2-year follow-up, he voided spontaneously with 20 cc post-void residual urine.

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