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Advances in Urology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 982709, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/982709
Case Report

The Absence of the Verumontanum at Voiding Cystourethrography as a Sign of Prostate Maldevelopment

1Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, A. Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
2Department of Pediatrics, A. Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, Italy
3Department of Pediatric Surgery, A. Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, Italy
4Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Campus Bio-Medico University, 00100 Rome, Italy

Received 24 September 2010; Accepted 1 November 2010

Academic Editor: Walid A. Farhat

Copyright © 2011 A. L. Valentini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Prostate maldevelopment in prune-belly syndrome has only been described at necropsy. No reports are available in the “in vivo” studies. The absence of the verumontanum at voiding cystourethrography correlates with verumontanum and prostate hypoplasia. This radiographic sign can represent the earliest finding in prostate maldevelopment and might contribute to the “in vivo” assessment of the disease, especially in doubtful cases.