Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21(5): 345-347
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1279689
Case Gallery

© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Congenital Bladder Diverticula as a Cause of Bladder Outlet Obstruction in Children

A. Ismail1 , B. Hamad2 , A. A. Kaabi2 , O. A. Nagaar3 , V. Bhat4 , J. A. Zamar2
  • 1Hamad Medical Corporation, Pediatric Surgery, Doha, Qatar
  • 2Hamad Medical Corporation, Pediatric nephrology, Doha, Qatar
  • 3Ain Shams University, Pediatric surgery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 4Hamad Medical Corporation, Pediatric radiology, Doha, Qatar
Further Information

Publication History

Publication Date:
15 June 2011 (online)


Bladder diverticulum develops as herniation of bladder mucosa between defects of bladder smooth muscle fibers. Bladder diverticula can be congenital or acquired. The majority of bladder diverticula are asymptomatic and are discovered accidentally. However, some may cause problems such as repeated urinary tract infection or, rarely, outflow obstruction, particularly the congenital variety. Obstructing diverticula can lead to loss of kidney function. Awareness of this condition helps in early diagnosis and avoid kidney damage.

Here we review our experience over the last 13 years with urinary bladder diverticula which had enlarged enough to cause obstruction at the bladder neck level.



Dr. Adel Ismail, FRCS 

117 Rannoch Road

W6 9SY London


Phone: +44 7810 535 834