Bilateral diverticula with recurrent urinary tract infection

Hyun Chul Kim, Jin Wook Kim, Kang Soo Shim, Du Geon Moon, Je Jong Kim

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    Abstract

    Most bladder diverticula are associated with a neurogenic bladder or obstructive condition, but a congenital diverticulum is believed to be a congenital failure of normal muscular development. Often solitary and large congenital bladder diverticulum leads to various complications, including recurrent urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux, stone formation, and incontinence. A diverticulectomy, with ureteral reimplantation, is recommended in Hutch's diverticula, as they are usually accompanied with reflux that does not spontaneously subside. We experienced a case of bilateral Hutch's diverticula, without vesicoureteral reflux, in a 15-month-old boy. This patient was successfully treated using only a bilateral diverticulectomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-105
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean Journal of Urology
    Volume46
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan

    Keywords

    • Bladder
    • Diverticulum

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Urology

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