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Posterior urethral valve associated with a foreign body in posterior urethra: a first of its kind report
  1. Ashish Sharma,
  2. Samarth Agarwal,
  3. Ajay Aggarwal,
  4. Satyanarayan Sankhwar
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Samarth Agarwal, rebellite{at}


Posterior urethral valve and foreign body are among the important causes of male urethral obstruction. Although one is congenital and the other is acquired, both entities are rare in children with only a few reported cases. Because of myriad of symptoms associated with both conditions, a conclusive diagnosis requires both physical examination and radiological imaging. We report a first of its kind association of posterior urethral valve with foreign body in the posterior urethra in a 6-year-old male child which was eventually managed by endoscopic intervention.

  • urology
  • paediatric surgery

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  • Contributors AS, SA and SS contributed to the concept, supervision and critical analysis. SA contributed to the design. SA and AA contributed to the processing and writing of the manuscript. SS contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.