Surgery for women with urethral diverticulum

G. Gillon*, O. Kessler, C. Servadio

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Abstract

Urethral diverticulum in the female is an acquired lesion following infection of the para-urethral glands. Its symptoms are often nonspecific and only by increased awareness of this condition can delay in diagnosis be avoided. Radiologic imaging of the urethra allows diagnosis of this lesion and determination of its location, extent and the number of lesions. Complete surgical excision is the optimal therapy. In recent years 8 women with this condition were admitted aged 21-52 years. It had been an average of 11 months before their lesions were diagnosed. All had complete surgical excision without perioperative complications. In 5 a Martius labial fat pad was used to facilitate prompt healing of the urethral defect. 6 have been followed for over a year and are completely symptom-free. Judicious choice of surgical technique is required to reduce the rate of complications in the management of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-243, 295
JournalHarefuah
Volume131
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

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