Unusual case of bladder duplication: Complete duplication in coronal plane with single urethra and no associated anomalies

Oguzkurt P., Ozalevli S. S., Alkan M., Kayaselcuk F., Hicsonmez A.

UROLOGY, vol.68, no.5, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2006.06.002
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


Duplication of the bladder is an unusual congenital anomaly. Complete and incomplete forms are well defined in published reports. We present an unusual case of a 3-year-old boy with two separate-walled bladders, one lying in front of the other, communicating through a tiny septum, at the neck of the primary bladder that drained to a normal single urethra. This type of isolated bladder anomaly was not defined in the classification of the duplication of the bladder. In patients with a lower abdominal cystic mass, complete bladder duplication must be included in the differential diagnosis of pelvic cystic masses.