A urethrocele is the prolapse of the female urethra into the vagina. Weakening of the tissues that hold the urethra in place cause it to move and to put pressure on the vagina, leading to the descent of the anterior distal wall of the vagina. When it occurs with a cystocele, (involving the bladder as well as the urethra), it is termed a cystourethrocele.
Urethroceles are often caused by childbirth, the movement of the baby through the vagina causing damage to the surrounding tissues.
A urethrocele can be treated surgically.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Curtis, Jeannette (2007-05-27). Urethrocele (urethral prolapse). WebMD. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ostrzenski, Adam (2001). Gynecology: Integrating Conventional, Complementary, and Natural Alternative Therapy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 333. ISBN 0781727618.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Drife, James O.; Brian A. Magowan (2004). Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Elsevier Health Sciences, 240. ISBN 0702017752.
- ↑ Rhodes, Monica (2006-10-26). Repair of bladder prolapse (cystocele) or urethra prolapse (urethrocele). WebMD. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
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