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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 638125, 3 pages
Case Report

First Case of Complete Bladder Duplication in the Coronal Plane with Concomitant Duplication of the Urethra in an Adult Male

Department of Urology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Voutes 71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Received 29 May 2013; Accepted 24 June 2013

Academic Editors: J. P. Gearhart, A. Greenstein, and J. Park

Copyright © 2013 Nikolaos Karpathakis 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.


Duplication of the lower urinary tract is a very rare congenital anomaly which is diagnosed either at birth or during early childhood. These rare malformations are most of the times accompanied by other concomitant anomalies and are therefore diagnosed immediately after birth. In some even rarer cases there are no concomitant anomalies and symptoms thus leading to a diagnosis later in childhood. This is the first case in the literature of complete bladder duplication in the coronal plane with concomitant duplication of the urethra and no other associated anomalies in a 52-year-old male who remained asymptomatic and therefore undiagnosed for more than 5 decades.