Congenital urethral polyps in the pediatric population

TitleCongenital urethral polyps in the pediatric population
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiu, X. S., Kreiger P. A., Gould S. W., & Hagerty J. A.
JournalThe Canadian journal of urology
Date Published2013 Oct
KeywordsChild; Cystotomy; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Mucous Membrane; Polyps; Treatment Outcome; Urethra; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Bladder

Congenital urethral polyps are a rare entity. Most commonly, they present as benign posterior urethral growths in the pediatric male patient. However, reports of urethral polyps in female patients or even those with an anterior urethral location can also be found in the literature. Patients can present with a spectrum of symptoms including dysuria, hematuria, and obstructive type urinary complaints. Diagnosis in these cases includes a combination of medical imaging (e.g. ultrasound, fluoroscopic, CT or MRI), direct endoscopic visualization, and final surgical pathology. Treatment involves surgical removal either via an endoscopic or open approach.

Alternate JournalCan J Urol
Refereed DesignationRefereed