Magnetic resonance imaging detection of symptomatic noncommunicating intraurethral wall diverticula in women

Firouz Daneshgari, Philippe E. Zimmern, Lucas Jacomides

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Purpose: We documented the merit of endorectal coil magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting intraurethral wall diverticula in women. Materials and Methods: We report on 3 women with a long-standing history of urinary frequency, urgency and voiding dysfunction who had been treated unsuccessfully for other etiologies. Results: MRI of the urethra revealed noncommunicating intraurethral wall diverticula, which were excised. Conclusions: Urethral MRI should be considered in women with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to a suspected urethral pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1999



  • Diverticulum
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Urethra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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