Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Case Report
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Mar 02;3(1):71-74
Agbeille Mohamed F1*, Agossou J1, Gandaho I2, Kpanidja MG1, Noudamadjo A1, Adédémy JD1
1Department of Mother and Child, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou and Pediatric Unit of the Borgou/Alibori Regional Teaching Hospital
2Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou
Corresponding Author: Falilatou AGBEILLE MOHAMED ORCID ID
Address: Pediatrician, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, Benin.
Received date: 16 January 2020; Accepted date: 24 February 2020; Published date: 02 March 2020
Citation: Agbeille Mohamed F, Agossou J, Gandaho I, Kpanidja MG, Noudamadjo A, Adédémy JD. A Child with Right Complete Ureteral Duplication Revealed by Sepsis in Northern Benin: A Case Report. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Mar 02;3(1):71-74.
Copyright © 2020 Agbeille Mohamed F, Agossou J, Gandaho I, Kpanidja MG, Noudamadjo A, Adédémy JD. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Ureteral Duplication, Sepsis, Nephrectomy, Child
Upper urinary tract abnormalities are relatively common and may be diagnosed before or at birth. Some cases will be seen during complications that most often are obstructive. We herein report one case of complete right ureter duplication revealed by sepsis. The case involved one little girl aged 3 years, referred from a peripheral health center for prolonged fever. Physical examination found out a right flank mass connecting with the lumbar spine, renal ballottement, and pain due to a blow to the right flank. Further explorations helped establish the diagnosis of complete duplication of the right ureter with the destruction of the upper renal pelvis. Little girl benefitted from a dual antibiotic therapy combined with partial nephrectomy of the right kidney upper pole. Infectious are serious complications in upper urinary tract obstructions resulting in kidney destruction; therefore, early diagnosis is required.