African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 313--316

Urethral duplication in a 12-year-old child


Faustin Félicien Mouafo Tambo1, Jacques Birraux2, Ambroise Wonkam3, Zacharie Sando4, Yvonne Walburga Joko3, Pierre-Yves Mure5, Claude Le Coultre2, Gervais Ondobo Andze1, Maurice Aurélien Sosso6 
1 Department of Surgery and Subspecialties, Paediatrics Surgical Unit, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatrics Hospital (YGOPH), Yaounde-Cameroon
2 Department of Paediatrics Surgery, Paediatrics Surgical Unit, Children Hospital, 6 street Willy-Donzé, 1211 Geneva-Switerland
3 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Morphologic Sciences, Genetic unit, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatrics Hospital (YGOPH), Yaounde-Cameroon
4 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Morphologic Sciences, Pathology Unit, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatrics Hospital (YGOPH), Yaounde-Cameroon
5 Department of Paediatrics Surgery, Paediatrics Surgical Unit, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, GHE-HFME, 253 BD Pinel, 69500, France
6 Department of Surgery and Subspecialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Faustin Félicien Mouafo Tambo
Department of Surgery and Subspecialities, BP4362 Yaounde, Cameroon

Urethral duplication is a rare congenital malformation affecting mainly boys. The authors report a case in a Cameroonian child who was diagnosed and managed at the Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Yaounde. The malformation was characterized by the presence of an incontinent epispadic urethra and a normal apical urethra. We describe the difficulties faced in the management of this disorder in a developing country.


How to cite this article:
Mouafo Tambo FF, Birraux J, Wonkam A, Sando Z, Joko YW, Mure PY, Coultre CL, Andze GO, Sosso MA. Urethral duplication in a 12-year-old child.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2011;8:313-316


How to cite this URL:
Mouafo Tambo FF, Birraux J, Wonkam A, Sando Z, Joko YW, Mure PY, Coultre CL, Andze GO, Sosso MA. Urethral duplication in a 12-year-old child. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];8:313-316
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