Scaphoid megalourethra with multiple urogenital anomalies

Atsuko Hata, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Yosuke Shigematsu, Shigeo Nishibuchi, Kenichiro Okada, Masakatsu Sudo

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A male infant with scaphoid megalourethra, which is a rare congenital anomaly, is presented. At birth he exhibited a grossly swollen, malformed penis and cryptorchidism. The corpus spongiosum was not palpable. The infant had congenital renal failure. Retrograde urethrography revealed a crescent-shaped dilatation of the anterior urethra, and the diagnosis of scaphoid megalourethra was made. Subsequent uroradiological examinations showed that there were also severe urogenital anomalies, i.e. renal hypoplasia-dysplasia, hydronephrosis, hydroureter and vesicoureteral reflux. This disorder is frequently associated with other urogenital anomalies. Therefore, once the diagnosis is reached, a careful investigation for other associated abnormalities should be undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-220
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Malformed penis
  • Renal failure
  • Scaphoid megalourethra
  • Urogenital anomalies
  • Uroradiological examinations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology


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