Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 351–352 | Cite as

Sonographic diagnosis of urethral polyp in a child

  • G. de Filippi
  • L. E. Derchi
  • M. Coppi
  • E. Biggi
Short Reports


Congenital urethral polyps are an uncommon cause of urethral obstruction in male children. The diagnosis is obtained at voiding cystography by demonstrating a filling defect which (typically) moves during micturition. A small polypoid mass with a stalk arising from the region of the verumontanum was observed by sonography in one such patient. We believe sonographic findings may be considered specific of this condition.

Key words

Urethra Polyp Urethral obstruction Sonography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. de Filippi
    • 1
  • L. E. Derchi
    • 2
  • M. Coppi
    • 1
  • E. Biggi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Children's HospitalAlessandriaItaly
  2. 2.University Institute of RadiologyGenovaItaly

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