Anterior urethral valves and diverticula.

  title={Anterior urethral valves and diverticula.},
  author={Pascal Paulhac and Laurent M Fourcade and Nicolas Lesaux and Jehan Alain and Pierre Colombeau},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={92 5},
Obstructive lesions of the anterior urethra (valves, diverticula) are rare and can be difficult to diagnose. One recent case led us to review existing international reports; there are case histories for 260 patients over a 20-year period. The anatomical interpretation of these lesions is far from being unequivocal but many authors clearly distinguish between valves and diverticula, the basic difference being in the contiguity between the anomaly and the corpus spongiosum. Where the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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