Ruomei Wu

Department of Urology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA


  • Case Report   
    Surgical management of a Type IIA-1 complete urethral duplication: A case report
    Author(s): Ranger Kile*, Ruomei Wu and Matthew Timberlake

    Urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly of the genitourinary tract with several possible anatomic variations and clinical presentations. Owing to its rarity and variability, best practices for diagnosis and intervention have yet to be defined. Management must therefore be individualized, focusing on preserving voiding and continence, preventing troublesome sequalae such as infection, and achieving normal cosmesis. Here we describe an asymptomatic 5-month-old boy with Effmann type IIA-1 complete urethral duplication confirmed by cystourethroscopy and retrograde urethrogram. The family was counseled on options of observation versus surgical excision, and opted for operative intervention. Open cystotomy was performed, with identification of the accessory urethra with retrograde instillation of methylene blue. The proximal portion of the urethra was then excised with multilayer .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.20222675583

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