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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 232-234
MRI in congenital duplication of urethra

Department of Radiodiagnosis, C.S.M. Medical University (formerly King George Medical University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Umesh C Parashari
R.N.-4, Resident Hostel, C.S.M. Medical University (formerly King George Medical University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.54884

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Congenital urethral duplication is a rare anomaly, with less than 200 cases described in the literature. The investigations that are usually performed are micturating cystourethrography (MCU) and retrograde urethrography (RGU), which can diagnose the presence of duplication but cannot diagnose the precise relationship of the duplicated urethra with other pelvic structures. MRI, because of the excellent tissue contrast that it provides and its multiplanar ability, can demonstrate with precision, the size, shape and position of the two urethras. We describe below a case where MRI was able to show this exquisitely.

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