IDENTIFICATION OF BENIGN URETHRAL LESIONS IN FEMALE PATIENTS
AIM: Our study was aimed to identify the types of benign urethral lesions in 92 women of reproductive age. METHODS. We performed a physical examination and assessment of the external and internal genitals employing laboratory diagnostic methods, ultrasonography (transvaginal and transperineal scanning), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in all women. RESULTS. Asymptomatic benign benign urethral lesions of the paraurethral region were detected in 22.8% of women. The remaining 2/3 of the patients complained of dysuria and a sensation of a foreign body in the perineum. The most common complaints and clinical manifestations were predominantly observed in the women within one year after childbirth (72.8%). CONCLUSIONS. Our findings on the types of benign urethral lesions were 56 urethral diverticula (60.8%) and 34 paraurethral cysts (37.1%). Most such lesions are more likely to occur in the first years after childbirth, so it is necessary to invite women for a pelvic exam during this period.