In the pediatric context, a urethral diverticulum occurs when a part of the urethra elongates or extends into a small sac or pouch. This pouch can be congenital (present at birth) or may develop later in the child due to various factors, such as infections or anatomical abnormalities.
A urethral diverticulum is a rare condition where a sac or protrusion forms in the urethral wall. This diverticulum can cause urinary symptoms and require appropriate treatment. In this article, we will examine the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for urethral diverticulum.
The symptoms of a urethral diverticulum can vary depending on its size and location. Some common symptoms include difficulty urinating, weak or intermittent urine flow, post-void dribbling, a sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, recurrent urinary tract infections, pelvic pain. In more severe cases, urinary retention or complications such as stones or infections may occur.
To determine the most appropriate treatment for urethral diverticulum in pediatric urological surgery, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized evaluation.