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J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Aug;14(4):343-344. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.07.015. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of prostatic utricle in a 3-year old.

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Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. Electronic address: nguyena3@ccf.org.
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Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. Electronic address: arorah@ccf.org.
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Foothills Urology, 400 Indiana Street, Suite 300, Golden, CO, 80401, USA. Electronic address: reesej4@ccf.org.
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Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. Electronic address: kaoukj@ccf.org.
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Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. Electronic address: rhea@ccf.org.

Abstract

Prostatic utricles have traditionally been excised via the open approach or laparoscopically. Recently, the robot-assisted laparoscopic approach has been described in a 19-year-old male. the case of a 3-year-old male with a disorder of sex development (mosaic 45X/46 XY), with multiple associated anomalies, who presented with recurrent UTI is presented. Renal/bladder ultrasound revealed normal bilateral kidneys, and a 4.3 × 2.8 × 3.3 cm cystic mass in the midline posterior to the bladder. Voiding cystourethrogram demonstrated a large cystic mass behind the bladder, concerning for large prostatic utricle. The patient was brought to the operating room and placed in lithotomy. The urethra was examined cystoscopically. The os of the utricle was identified, an open-ended catheter was advanced, the cystoscope was removed, and a Foley was placed. The camera port was introduced supraumbilically, and robotic ports were introduced inferolaterally. Irrigation of the catheter and distension of the utricle allowed manipulation of the utricle to facilitate identification of a plane of dissection. The neck of the utricle was identified and incised. The catheter was removed, transection was completed, and the stump was oversewn. CONCLUSION: Combined cystoscopic and robotic approach to prostatic utricle excision is feasible, safe, and effective in this patient population.

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