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anterior urethral valves

Ruth Kwong, Navroop S Johal, Anand Upasani, Anu Paul, Peter Cuckow
Anterior urethral syringocele is an uncommon congenital deformity characterised by cystic dilatation of bulbo-urethral gland ducts and is usually asymptomatic. We present a case on 4-day-old male neonate who presented with bilateral antenatal hydroureteronephrosis and renal impairment and found to have urethral syringocele and posterior urethral valves (PUV).
December 7, 2017: Urology
Amina Ben Salem, Ines Mazhoud, Rachida Laamiri, Randa Salem, Hayet Laajili, Lassaad Sahnoun, Chiraz Hafsa
Anterior urethral valves (AUVs) is an unusual cause of congenital obstruction of the male urethra, being 15-30 times less common than posterior urethral valves. We present a case of AUV diagnosed at 24th gestational week. Ultrasonography and fetal MRI revealed hydronephrotic kidneys with ureteral duplicity, a distended bladder and perineal cystic mass which confirmed dilated anterior urethra in a male fetus. Diagnosis was confirmed postnatally by voiding cystourethrogram and surgery.
April 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
Gul Nawaz, Ijaz Hussain, Shujah Muhammad, Muhammad Imran Jamil, Asad Ur Rehman, Nadeem Iqbal, Saeed Akhter
BACKGROUND: Posterior urethral valve (PUV) is life-threatening congenital anomaly of the urinary tract that results in vesicoureteric reflux, recurrent UTI, voiding dysfunction and renal insufficiency if not treat timely. Endoscopic ablation of posterior urethral valves using cold knife or laser is the current gold standard therapy. Many urologists go for repeat cystoscopy to see residual valve or stricture while others repeat VCUG to measure the posterior to anterior urethral ratio for residual obstruction...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
Annavarupu Gopalkrishna, Somendra Mohan Sharma, B Ananda
Congenital anomalies of the urogenital tract are the most common anomalies found in the foetus, neonates and infants, but anterior urethral valves and diverticula are rare. Here, we present a case with congenital anterior urethral diverticulum associated with patent ductus arteriosus and polydactyly.
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
E Calleja Aguayo, A E Hernández Calvarro, J Bregante Ucedo, C Marhuenda Irastorza
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience in the diagnosis and management of anterior urethral valves (AUV) and anterior urethral diverticula (AUD) as well as review of the bibliography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all the cases of the AUV and AUD treated in our hospital during the last 10 years. The clinical exploration, renal function study and renal and bladder ultrasound were evaluated in all the children. The diagnosis was completed with voiding cystography (VCUG) and cystoscopy as well as nuclear study in the relevant patients...
April 15, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
R Babu, S Hariharasudhan, C Ramesh
INTRODUCTION: There are conflicting reports on the criteria with which to determine success following posterior urethral valve (PUV) ablation. The aims of this study were to assess the value of the posterior urethra: anterior urethra ratio (PAR) in predicting successful PUV ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All neonates and infants with confirmed PUV on voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) were included. Initial PAR was computed by dividing maximum posterior urethral diameter by anterior urethral diameter...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Jitendra P Parmar, Chander Mohan, Maulik P Vora
BACKGROUND: Urethral valves are infravesical congenital anomalies, with the posterior urethral valve (PUV) being the most prevalent one. Anterior urethral valve (AUV) is a rare but a well-known congenital anomaly. AUV and diverticula can cause severe obstruction, whose repercussions on the proximal urinary system can be important. Few cases have been described; both separately and in association with urethral diverticulum. The presentation of such a rare but important case led us to a report with highlighting its classic imaging features...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Jacek Materny, Elżbieta Gawrych, Anna Walecka
We present a rare association of anterior and posterior urethral valves. A 5 days-old boy was admitted because of clinical presenation of lower urinary tract obstruction. A renal ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrography revealed obstructive pathology in anterior urethra. On endoscopy an association of anterior and posterior urethral valves was recognized, and the valves were incised. Follow-up demonstrated improvement of preoperative signs. We try to recognize an association of anterior and posterior urethral valves in radiological examinations...
2014: Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis
Shigeru Nakamura, Taiju Hyuga, Shina Kawai, Taro Kubo, Hideo Nakai
Purpose This study aims to evaluate the endoscopic morphological features of congenital posterior urethral obstructions in boys with refractory daytime urinary incontinence and/or nocturnal enuresis. Patients and Methods A total of 54 consecutive patients underwent endoscopy and were diagnosed with a posterior urethral valve (PUV) (types 1-4). PUV type 1 was classified as severe, moderate, or mild. A transurethral incision (TUI) was mainly performed for anterior wall lesions of the PUV. Voiding cystourethrography and pressure flow studies (PFS) were performed before and 3 to 4 months after TUI...
August 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Sorena Keihani, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
Posterior urethral valves (PUVs) are the most common cause of infravesical obstruction in children, whereas anterior urethral valves and/or diverticula (AUV/D) are less commonly encountered. Concomitant AUV/D and PUV is believed to be very rare and may be missed on the initial evaluation. In this review, we provide brief information on embryology of AUV/D and PUV to explain the concurrent presence of these anomalies. We also summarize the information on published cases of concomitant AUV/D and PUV in the English literature with a special focus on diagnosis and the importance of both voiding cystourethrography and careful urethrocystoscopy...
July 2015: Urology
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Seyed Hossein Hosseini Sharifi, Sorena Keihani, Mohammad Hossein Soltani, Afshin Tajali, Alborz Salavati, Seyedmehdi Payabvash, Mehrzad Mehdizadeh
OBJECTIVE: To report our 12-year experience with endoscopic management of patients with concomitant anterior and posterior urethral valves. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients referred to us for management of urethral valves from 2000 to 2012 to find cases with concomitant anterior and posterior valves. The diagnosis of valves was first suspected on voiding cystourethrography and confirmed by urethrocystoscopy. We collected available data on patients' age at diagnosis, clinical presentations, ultrasound and urodynamic findings, and surgical treatments...
May 2015: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
S G Farmakis, T E Herman, M J Siegel
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September 2014: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Matthew J Pagano, Jason P van Batavia, Pasquale Casale
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic management of posterior urethral valves and congenital ureteroceles is the current standard to relieve the obstruction. While the most commonly used techniques involve cystoscopic incision with cold knife or electrosurgery, an alternative is to ablate the obstructive tissue with laser energy. With increasing prenatal diagnoses, there has been an increasing shift in the timing of intervention toward earlier periods. The literature contains only two reports of laser ablation in neonates for these disease entities...
May 2015: Journal of Endourology
James Carvell, Roopa Mulik
This report outlines the case of a 3-year-old boy whose initial presentation was that of asymptomatic hypertension (lowest recording 148/90), found at preoperative check prior to stage 2-correction surgery for distal hypospadias. Upon diagnosis of true hypertension, an ultrasound of the child's renal tract showed evidence of marked hydronephrosis and calyceal dilatation. On the background of deteriorating renal function (Urea 25.5 and Creatinine 188), a Micturating Cystourethrogram was performed, demonstrating posterior urethral dilatation...
2013: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Christine N Tran, Chad A Reichard, Daniel McMahon, Audrey Rhee
Anterior urethral valve (AUV) associated with posterior urethral valves (PUVs) is an extremely rare congenital urologic anomaly resulting in lower urinary tract obstruction. We present our experience with 2 children with concomitant AUV and PUV as well as a literature review. The clinical presentation of concomitant AUV and PUV is variable. Successful endoscopic management can result in improvement in renal function, reversal of obstructive changes, and improvement or resolution of voiding dysfunction.
August 2014: Urology
Grahame H H Smith, Aniruddh V Deshpande, Robert W K Tang
Anterior urethral diverticula are rare in children. Anterior urethral valves and associated diverticulum is the commonly discussed pathological entity in children. There is a lack of awareness among clinicians regarding less common presentations of anterior urethral diverticula in children; which can have a diverse involvement of the urinary tract. This report describes two uncommon presentations of anterior urethral diverticula in children, their diagnoses and management. A systematic differential diagnosis and review of anterior urethral diverticula in children is also presented...
January 2014: Urology Annals
Mehdi Shirazi, Mohamadreza Farsiani, Mohammad Natami, Kiomars Izadpanah, Amir Malekahmadi, Abbasali Khakbaz
PURPOSE: To find patients at high risk of obstructive remnant leaflets after valve ablation among boys with posterior urethral valve (PUV), we evaluated any possible relationship between preoperative findings in our patients and residual obstructive leaflets after valve ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 55 patients with PUV that was treated by the same surgeon between 2008 and 2012. Of these, 37 patients (67.3%) had no obstructive remnant leaflets (group A) and 18 patients (32...
January 2014: Korean Journal of Urology
Omar Cruz-Diaz, Anahi Salomon, Eran Rosenberg, Juan Manuel Moldes, Francisco de Badiola, Andrew Scott Labbie, Rafael Gosalbez, Miguel Alfredo Castellan
PURPOSE: Anterior urethral valves (AUVs) is an unusual cause of congenital obstruction of the male urethra, being 15-30 times less common than posterior urethral valves (PUVs). It has been suggested that patients with congenital anterior urethral obstruction have a better prognosis than those with PUV, with less hydronephrosis, and a lower incidence of chronic renal insufficiency (5 vs. 30%). The long-term prognosis of AUVs is not clear in the literature. In this report we describe our experience and long-term follow up of patients with anterior urethral valve...
2013: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Dig Vijay Singh, Rajesh Taneja
Two unusual cases of anterior urethral valves (AUV) without diverticulae are presented. The first case is a male child born with prenatal diagnosis of bilateral hydronephrosis. On cystoscopy, iris-like diaphragm valves were encountered about 3 mm distal to the skeletal sphincter. In the second case, an 18-month-old male child was investigated for recurrent febrile urinary tract infections and obstructed urinary symptoms. Cystoscopy confirmed the presence of slit-like valves 5 mm distal to the skeletal sphincter...
May 2014: Congenital Anomalies
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