A RARE CAUSE OF URETHRAL OBSTRUCTION IN AN INFANT - CONGENITAL POSTERIOR URETHRAL POLYP
Urethral polyp is a rare finding in young children. These are congenital fibroepithelial benign polyp in the prostatic urethra. They present with acute or intermittent urinary obstruction, hematuria or voiding dysfunction. Their diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion because of variability in presentation. Diagnosis can be made by ultrasonography or micturating cystourethrogram, however cystourethroscopy is confirmatory. Transurethral resection is possible in almost all the cases and recurrence is almost unknown. We report a case of this rare lesion in a male infant with a severe phimosis.
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