Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 156–159 | Cite as

Giant prostatic utricle (utriculus masculinis): diagnostic imaging and surgical implications

  • O. A. Lopatina
  • T. T. Berry
  • S. E. Spottswood
Case Report


The prostatic utricle is an embryological remnant of the Mullerian duct system. It is often revealed incidentally on voiding cystourethrography in young males undergoing evaluation for possible vesicoureteral reflux. We present the case of a very large prostatic utricle found incidentally on ultrasound evaluation in a 4-year-old boy with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections.


Urinary Prostatic utricle Mullerian remnant Ultrasound Hypospadias 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Lopatina
    • 1
  • T. T. Berry
    • 2
  • S. E. Spottswood
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical College of VirginiaRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVirginia Commonwealth University Health SystemRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth University Health SystemRichmondUSA

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