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Annals of Pediatric Surgery

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A rare case of urethral triplication in association with tethered cord and vertebral anomalies

Jujju J. Kurian, Susan Jehangir Homi, Immanuel S. Karl

Abstract


In this manuscript, we describe the case of a 5-year-old boy with Y triplication of the urethra in association with fatty filum terminale, tethered cord and vertebral anomalies. Unlike a Y duplication in which the penile meatus is hypoplastic, a Y triplication can have a penile meatus of adequate calibre, which can be used as a functional conduit. Most patients with urethral triplication have been found to have associated malformations. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of urethral triplication seen in association with fatty filum terminale, tethered cord and vertebral anomalies.

Keywords: rectus flap, tethered cord, urethral triplication, vertebral anomaly




http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.XPS.0000469366.65557.5e
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