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Accessory urethral canals

Topic Completed: 1 February 2010

Revised: 13 December 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Accessory urethral canals

Alcides Chaux, M.D.
Antonio L. Cubilla, M.D.
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Cite this page: Chaux A, Cubilla AL. Accessory urethral canals. website. Accessed March 29th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Congenital birth defect of a second urethral canal, usually only a short, blind pouch rather than an actual duct
  • Occurrences of 2 complete urethras extending from the bladder to the penis is very rare
  • Secondary to entrapped urothelium during embryonic development
Clinical features
  • May open near fossa navicularis, become inflamed and produce symptoms
  • May be associated with mucous cysts
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