BACKGROUND: Female urethral diverticulum is a rare finding, less often diagnosed during pregnancy. There are few reports in the literature on urethral diverticulum in pregnancy with most undergoing expectant management.
CASE: A young woman presented during the third trimester of pregnancy with pelvic and vaginal pain and a vaginal bulge. On examination, she was noted to have a 5-cm periurethral mass consistent with a urethral diverticulum. We describe the successful excision of this diverticulum during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: The procedure was performed without adverse consequences to the pregnancy, and the patient had a normal course for the remainder of her pregnancy and an uneventful cesarean delivery.
Resection of a urethral diverticulum can be performed during pregnancy.
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Corresponding author: Shilpa Iyer, MD, MPH, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.