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Case Report  |   August 1997
Excision of urethral diverticulum calculi in a pregnant patient on an outpatient basis
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Case Report   |   August 1997
Excision of urethral diverticulum calculi in a pregnant patient on an outpatient basis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1997, Vol. 97, 461. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.8.461
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1997, Vol. 97, 461. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.8.461
Abstract

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.