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A transvesical approach to mullerian duct remnants
Pediatric Surgery International
Surgical extirpation is the treatment of choice for symptomatic mullerian duct remnants (prostatic utricle, PU), and several surgical approaches have been described for the treatment of this pathology. A group of 11 patients with symptomatic PU were observed and treated. Associated anomalies included proximal or penoscrotal hypospadias in all patients and cryptorchidism in 9 (81.8%). In all cases the PU needed surgical correction, as the patients had recurring symptomatology. Surgery was carried out transvesically in 10 (91%) cases and in 1 a perineal approach was used. There were no surgical complications, and at follow-up all patients showed complete resolution of the symptoms. We believe the transvesical approach, compared to other techniques, is more advantageous in the treatment of this pathology, as it permits excellent exposure, ease of surgery, good reconstruction, and good functional results with no sequelae.
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