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Pediatr Surg Int. 2000;16(3):199-203.

Surgical management of enlarged prostatic utricle.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, BJ Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

The prostatic utricle (PU), or prostatic pouch, is a rudimentary structure present in the male prostatic urethra, and is derived from both the müllerian and wolffian ducts. As the PU is of mixed origin, a patient with an enlarged utricle should be carefully examined to ascertain whether it is associated with female internal organs. The clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and a new surgical approach, posterior sagittal rectum retracting, are discussed. A plan for management of PU with proximal hypospadias is suggested.

PMID:
10786981
DOI:
10.1007/s003830050722
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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