Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 105–108 | Cite as

Unusual case of coronal complete bladder duplication associated with rectoprostatic fistula to duplicated prostatic urethra

  • Jennifer Y. Lam
  • Steven R. Lopushinsky
  • Kyle C. Kurek
  • Paul Beaudry
Case Report


Anorectal malformations are a common congenital anomaly, while bladder duplication is rare. Bladder duplications are classified as complete or incomplete and sagittal or coronal. We present a rare case of coronal complete bladder duplication with rectoprostatic fistula to the blind ending prostatic urethra of the duplicated bladder.


Anorectal malformation Bladder duplication Rectoprostatic fistula Cystourethrogram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Y. Lam
    • 1
  • Steven R. Lopushinsky
    • 1
  • Kyle C. Kurek
    • 2
  • Paul Beaudry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of Calgary, Alberta Children’s HospitalCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Calgary, Alberta Children’s HospitalCalgaryCanada

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