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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 199–203 | Cite as

Surgical management of enlarged prostatic utricle

  • I. V. Meisheri
  • S. S. Motiwale
  • V. V. Sawant
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

 The prostatic utricle (PU), or prostatic pouch, is a rudimentary structure present in the male prostatic urethra, and is derived from both the müllerian and wollfian ducts. As the PU is of mixed origin, a patient with an enlarged utricle should be carefully examined to ascertain whether it is associated with female internal organs. The clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and a new surgical approach, posterior sagittal rectum retracting, are discussed. A plan for management of PU with proximal hypospadias is suggested.

Key words Prostatic utricle Utricle pouch Posterior sagittal rectum retracting approach Hypospadias 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Meisheri
    • 1
  • S. S. Motiwale
    • 1
  • V. V. Sawant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, IndiaIN

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