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Urethral Diverticulum
Ashish P. Wasnik, MD, FSAR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Urethrocele
            • Definitions

              • Focal outpouching from female urethra
                • Communicates with urethral lumen via narrow or wide neck

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Fluoroscopic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Reporting Tips

                                            Selected References

                                            1. El-Nashar SA et al: Female urethral diverticulum: presentation, diagnosis, and predictors of outcomes after surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 22(6):447-52, 2016
                                            2. Crescenze IM et al: Female urethral diverticulum: current diagnosis and management. Curr Urol Rep. 16(10):71, 2015
                                            3. Dwarkasing RS et al: MRI evaluation of urethral diverticula and differential diagnosis in symptomatic women. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(3):676-82, 2011
                                            4. Chaudhari VV et al: MR imaging and US of female urethral and periurethral disease. Radiographics. 30(7):1857-74, 2010
                                            5. Han DH et al: Outcomes of surgery of female urethral diverticula classified using magnetic resonance imaging. Eur Urol. 51(6):1664-70, 2007
                                            6. Lee JW et al: Female urethral diverticula. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 19(6):875-93, 2005
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Urethrocele
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Focal outpouching from female urethra
                                                          • Communicates with urethral lumen via narrow or wide neck

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. El-Nashar SA et al: Female urethral diverticulum: presentation, diagnosis, and predictors of outcomes after surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 22(6):447-52, 2016
                                                                                      2. Crescenze IM et al: Female urethral diverticulum: current diagnosis and management. Curr Urol Rep. 16(10):71, 2015
                                                                                      3. Dwarkasing RS et al: MRI evaluation of urethral diverticula and differential diagnosis in symptomatic women. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(3):676-82, 2011
                                                                                      4. Chaudhari VV et al: MR imaging and US of female urethral and periurethral disease. Radiographics. 30(7):1857-74, 2010
                                                                                      5. Han DH et al: Outcomes of surgery of female urethral diverticula classified using magnetic resonance imaging. Eur Urol. 51(6):1664-70, 2007
                                                                                      6. Lee JW et al: Female urethral diverticula. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 19(6):875-93, 2005