BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227317
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Posterior urethral valve presenting with impacted prostatic urethral calculus: a diagnostic challenge

  1. Vishwajeet Singh
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar-Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rahul Janak Sinha, rahuljanaksinha{at}, rahuljanaksinha{at}
  • Accepted 29 August 2018
  • Published 11 September 2018


A 5-year-old boy presented with complaints of difficulty in micturition for the last 3 days and acute urinary retention for 1 day. History revealed symptom of occasionally crying during voiding since birth for which no medical advice was taken in the past. There was no history of any lithuria, haematuria or recurrent episodes of fever. The general physical examination was unremarkable. The routine blood investigations and urine culture were also normal. Urine routine microscopy showed 4–5 pus cells/HPF. Ultrasonography of the abdomen revealed thickening of the bladder wall with normal upper tracts. Further evaluation with X-ray pelvis and voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) showed a radiopaque shadow in the prostatic urethra along with dilated posterior urethra as shown in figure 1. The patient was subsequently taken for cystopanendoscopy which revealed posterior urethral valve type one along with a dilated posterior urethra as shown …

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