Isolated coronal urethral duplication in an adolescent presenting with enuresis

Keywords: urethra, duplication, coronal, childhood, enuresis

Abstract

This report describes an isolated urethral duplication in the coronal plane in a child referred with primary ‘enuresis’. This presentation is unique because duplications usually occur in the sagittal plane. In patients with suspected urethral duplication, magnetic resonance imaging in conjunction with catheterisation of the distal duplicate opening accurately delineates the abnormality, so that individualised treatment strategies can be considered.

Author Biographies

A A Bokhari, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Urology, Helen Joseph Hospital, Department of Paediatric Urology, Rahima Moosa Mother & Child (Coronation) Hospital, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Department of Urology, Hail University, Saudi Arabia

J Sookram, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Urology, Helen Joseph Hospital, Department of Paediatric Urology, Rahima Moosa Mother & Child (Coronation) Hospital and Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

A Adam, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Urology, Helen Joseph Hospital, Department of Paediatric Urology, Rahima Moosa Mother & Child (Coronation) Hospital and Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Published
2020-10-19
How to Cite
Bokhari, A., Sookram, J., & Adam, A. (2020). Isolated coronal urethral duplication in an adolescent presenting with enuresis. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(3), 166. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3164
Section
Case Reports