Megalourethra is a non-obstructive dilatation of the penile urethra. It is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the congenital absence of the corpus spongiosum and/or corpus cavernosum, leading to dilatation of the urethra. Only 80 cases have been reported so far in English literature. Incidence is sporadic with no hereditary or racial predisposition. We report a case of six-year-old child who presented with ballooning of the phallus on micturition and post-void dribbling. The diagnosis of megalourethra was established on the basis of clinical and radiological findings. The patient was successfully managed by reduction urethroplasty. The patient is doing well after 4 years of follow-up.
Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Shashidharan, Khalid Mahmood, Ahsan Ahmed, Atul Khandelwal, Vijoy Kumar, Mahendra Singh
Department of Urology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
Submitted November 20, 2013 - Accepted for Publication November 28, 2013
KEYWORDS: Megalourethra, scaphoid, reduction urethroplasty
CITATION: UroToday Int J. 2013 December;6(6):art 74. http://dx.doi.org/10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2013.12.09