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Volume 4, Pages 108-110
Case Report

Spinning Top Urethra and Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in a Young Female

Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2004 P. N. Dogra and M. S. Ansari.


Spinning top urethra (STU) denotes a particular urethral configuration that is a dilated posterior urethra mainly seen in young girls or women. STU deformity arises secondary to detrusor instability, leading to a rise the intravesical pressure against a closed sphincter. We describe a case of spinning top urethra in a 30-year-old woman who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms and left flank pain.