Penis and scrotum
Accessory urethral canals
Reviewer: Antonio Cubilla, M.D. and Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 May 2013, last major update February 2010
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- A congenital birth defect of a second urethral canal, usually only a short, blind pouch rather than an actual duct
- Occurrences of two complete urethras extending from the bladder to the penis is very rare
- Secondary to entrapped urothelium during embryonic development
- May open near fossa navicularis, become inflamed and produce symptoms
- May be associated with mucous cysts
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