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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 738638, 2 pages
Case Report

Congenital Anterior Urethral Diverticulum in a Male Teenager: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Urology, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ, UK

Received 13 June 2011; Accepted 14 July 2011

Academic Editors: A. Goel and A. C. F. Ng

Copyright © 2011 Sadat Haider Quoraishi 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.


We present the case of a 13-year-old boy with a congenital anterior urethral diverticulum. This is a rare condition in males which can lead to obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms and urosepsis. Diagnosis is by urethroscopy and radiological imaging. Surgical treatment can be open or endoscopic. Long-term followup is required to check for reoccurrence of the obstruction.