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September 1952

RARE MALFORMATION OF URETHRA AS A CAUSE OF CONGENITAL OBSTRUCTION OF LOWER URINARY TRACT

Author Affiliations

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
From the Department of Pathology, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(3):340-343. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050030066006
Abstract

THIS PAPER reports a case of incomplete duplication of the urethra as a cause of urinary obstruction. Congenital obstruction of the urethra is a rare finding at autopsy. In a series of 32,360 autopsies, Bell1 encountered this condition only 8 times, and Campbell2 found it 23 times in 12,080 autopsies. No pathological description similar to the present observation was included in these series nor in a review of 83 cases of duplication of the urethra reported by Gross and Moore.3

REPORT OF CASE  Clinical History.—A boy infant was delivered from a 19-year-old primipara during the seventh month of pregnancy. The infant died three hours after birth. The previous history of the mother was not contributory.Pertinent Postmortem Findings.—The body was that of a premature infant, 43 cm. in length, 900 gm. in weight, with mongoloid features, cryptorchism, and clubfeet. There was cyanosis of the skin

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