A rare cause of acute urinary retention: Urethral caruncle Nadi̇r bi̇r akut üri̇ner retansi̇yon sebebi̇: Üretral karünkül

ONARAN M., Celik M., ŞEN İ., Alkibay T.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.20, no.1, pp.44-45, 2009 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-45
  • Keywords: Caruncle, Urethra, Urinary Retention
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


We report a case of a 94-year-old woman admitted to the emergency service with an acute urinary retention complaint. We determined a 2 x 2 cm lesion at the posterior lip of the external urethral mea and acute urinary retention based on this lesion, which was thought to be urethral caruncle on physical examination. A 16 F urethral catheter was administered to the patient and urethral caruncle excision was performed in elective conditions. The patient is under follow-up with local estrogen therapy.