We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Diverticulum of the Prostatic Urethra with Unusual Extension

Warren J. Brooker, M.D.; George T. Mellinger, M.D.
JAMA. 1962;182(5):576-577. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050440068021c.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


DIVERTICULA OF THE MALE URETHRA are not commonly encountered in urology and are certainly less frequently seen or recognized in other medical fields. The word originates from the Latin verb, diverticulâre—"to turn aside," and may be defined as a saclike protrusion continuous with the lumen of any portion of the urethra. When found in the male, approximately 60 per cent arise from the anterior urethra and may be either congenital or acquired in origin. The acquired group is usually associated with trauma or instrumentation and occurs in the third and fourth decades of life as distinguished from the congenital group which is discovered in the first and second decades. Common factors in the etiology are distal obstruction, infection, and calculus formation. Diverticula arising from the posterior urethra have been described for many years, as in the case described by Rourdillat in 1869 whose patient developed an urethrorectal fistula by erosion


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.