Giant calculi in urethral diverticula

Beatrice, Josef; Strebel, Raeto T.
April 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/8/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 8, p994
Academic Journal
The article discusses the estimated dominance of urethral diverticula in adult women. It states that the approximated prevalence of urethral diverticula in adult women is between 0.6% and 6%. This condition is commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. The cause of the said condition is still unknown and ranges from genital to traumatic to infectious causes. Repeated infections and obstruction of the periurethral glands result to abscess formation, which is presumed to rupture into the urethral mulen, forming the diverticulum. Connected stone formation in also recorded in 1.5% to 10% of cases.


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