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What is Atresia of urethra?

What is Atresia of urethra?

  • Atresia of urethra: A rare congenital malformation where the urethra ends blindly which makes it unuseable by the body to eliminate urine. This usually results in death unless surgical intervention provides alternative communication between the bladder and the amniotic sac. In rare cases, there is an abnormal opening between the bladder and the rectum which allow the urine to drain. The inability of the fluid to pass out of the body of the fetus results in a reduced amount of amniotic fluid which in turn affects the development of the lungs.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Atresia of urethra as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Atresia of urethra: Introduction

Types of Atresia of urethra:

Broader types of Atresia of urethra:

What causes Atresia of urethra?

Causes of Atresia of urethra: see causes of Atresia of urethra

What are the symptoms of Atresia of urethra?

Symptoms of Atresia of urethra: see symptoms of Atresia of urethra

Atresia of urethra: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Atresia of urethra.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Atresia of urethra.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Atresia of urethra: Urologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Atresia of urethra.
Treatments for Atresia of urethra: see treatments for Atresia of urethra

Name and Aliases of Atresia of urethra

Main name of condition: Atresia of urethra

Other names or spellings for Atresia of urethra:

urethral atresia


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