Arthur C. Wittich. Excision of urethral diverticulum calculi in a pregnant patient on an outpatient basis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1997;97(8):461. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19126.96.36.1991.
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Although the incidence of urethral diverticula in women of reproductive age ranges from 0.6% to 6%, urethral diverticulum calculi are rarely reported. This report describes excision and outpatient management of urethral diverticulum calculi in a symptomatic pregnant patient. The etiology, diagnosis, and recommended therapy of urethral diverticulum calculi are discussed. Historically, surgical therapy has been considered appropriate; however, recent technologic advancements-including ultrasound and lithotripsy-may change this widely accepted method of treatment.
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