In this article we have attempted to partially review the literature in regard to bladder outlet obstruction in female children. It should be reiterated that, despite the great amount of information available and the number of studies done, when subjected to critical evaluation, there is no distinctive study at this time which clearly indicates that routine surgical correction, either by bladder neck revision, dilation, urethrotomy, or meatotomy, alters the course of recurrent urinary tract infections to any significant degree.

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