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Urothelial polyps from anterior urethra in a prepubertal female child: a rare entity

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      Urothelial polyps arising from the anterior urethra are rarely encountered in the pediatric age group and are even rarer in the females. Scarcely reported in English literature, their exact incidence is not known. They may be asymptomatic for years or present with features of urinary obstruction, mass or “vaginal” bleeding. They are important in the differential diagnosis of interlabial masses in female children. Anterior urethral polyps are benign fibroepithelial lesions. Surgery is indicated for relief of symptoms and differentiation from malignant lesions such as a sarcoma or a papilloma. No recurrences have been reported. We report a case of solitary anterior urethral polyp in an 8-year old girl managed successfully at our centre.

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