OJU  Vol.1 No.3 , August 2011
Paraurethral Cysts in a Female Newborn
Abstract: Paraurethral cysts are a rare congenital abnormality seen in female neonates. We present the case of a female newborn with a paraurethral cyst resulting in urinary obstruction. Surgical intervention was chosen as a result of the obstruction.
Cite this paper: nullS. Dhapodkar and K. Homayoon, "Paraurethral Cysts in a Female Newborn," Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 48-49. doi: 10.4236/oju.2011.13010.

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