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Glanular Anterior Urethral Valve; A Case Report of an Unusual Cause of Neonatal Urinary Retention

DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2016.62025, PP. 171-174

Keywords: Glanular, Anterior Urethral Valve, Urinary Retention

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Anterior urethral valve is an uncommon abnormality whose etiology is uncertain, unlike in the case of posterior urethral valve. Glanular anterior urethral valve is even rarer. We present an unusual case of anterior urethral valve, which presented with acute urinary retention and was successfully managed with excision and glans reconstruction. A history of poor stream and dribbling, recurrent urinary tract infections and palpable penile or peno-scrotal mass strongly points to the diagnosis of anterior urethral valve. A voiding cystourethrogramme confirms the diagnosis. It can cause early proximal urinary tract damage and renal failure if not intervened in time. Early surgical intervention will prevent the onset of uremia. Transurethral resection is the treatment of choice.


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