Surgical management of urethral diverticula in women: a systematic review
OBJECTIVE Urethral diverticulum has been identified in 0.6-6% of women and is diagnosed most frequently in the third to fifth decades. Combined diverticulectomy and anti-incontinence surgery are usually undertaken for patients with urethral diverticulum who present with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. However, this approach may not always be necessary. CASE REPORT We report two cases with urethral diverticulum and stress urinary incontinence successfully treated with diverticulectomy only. CONCLUSION This clinical approach could avoid the potential complications of anti-incontinence surgery.