Congenital Bladder Diverticulum in a Neonate Simulating Posterior Urethral Valves

Tapasya Pandita, Nitin James Peters, Ram Samujh


Primary bladder diverticulae are rare anomalies of the bladder. They usually present with recurrent urinary tract infections and dysuria. We present a case of retrovesical diverticulum, which presented with urinary retention behaved like a case of posterior urethral valves. A high index of suspicion and a well performed micutrating cystourethrogram helps in clinching the diagnosis. Excision of these diverticulae with or without ureteric reimplant is curative in most cases.


Bladder outlet obstruction; Congenital primary bladder diverticulum; Posterior urethral valve

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