Complete duplication of bladder and urethra in a sagittal plane in a male infant: case report and literature review

J Pediatr Urol. 2008 Aug;4(4):255-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2008.02.001. Epub 2008 Apr 14.


Complete duplication of the bladder and urethra is a rare entity. It may occur in the coronal and sagittal planes, and is often associated with other organ system anomalies, in particular of the gastrointestinal tract. We report an unusual variant of sagittal duplication of the bladder, in a male, associated with rudimentary hindgut duplication, and review the literature pertaining to this unusual anomaly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urethra / abnormalities*
  • Urethra / diagnostic imaging
  • Urethra / surgery
  • Urinary Bladder / abnormalities*
  • Urinary Bladder / diagnostic imaging
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / diagnostic imaging
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / pathology*
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / surgery