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Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 218–220 | Cite as

Scaphoid megalourethra with multiple urogenital anomalies

  • Atsuko Hata
  • Hirokazu Tsukahara
  • Yosuke Shigematsu
  • Shigeo Nishibuchi
  • Kenichiro Okada
  • Masakatsu Sudo
Brief Report

Abstract

A male infant with scaphoid megalourethra, which is a rare congenital anomaly, is presented. At birth he exhibited a grossly swollen, malformed penis and cryptorchidism. The corpus spongiosum was not palpable. The infant had congenital renal failure. Retrograde urethrography revealed a crescent-shaped dilatation of the anterior urethra, and the diagnosis of scaphoid megalourethra was made. Subsequent uroradiological examinations showed that there were also severe urogenital anomalies, i.e. renal hypoplasia-dysplasia, hydronephrosis, hydroureter and vesicoureteral reflux. This disorder is frequently associated with other urogenital anomalies. Therefore, once the diagnosis is reached, a careful investigation for other associated abnormalities should be undertaken.

Key words

Scaphoid megalourethra Urogenital anomalies Malformed penis Renal failure Uroradiological examinations 

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© IPNA 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsuko Hata
    • 1
  • Hirokazu Tsukahara
    • 1
  • Yosuke Shigematsu
    • 1
  • Shigeo Nishibuchi
    • 2
  • Kenichiro Okada
    • 2
  • Masakatsu Sudo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsFukui Medical SchoolYoshida-gun, Fukui-kenJapan
  2. 2.Department of UrologyFukui Medical SchoolYoshida-gun, Fukui-kenJapan

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