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Obstructing calculus in a single limb of a duplicated ureter: A Recall of the surgical anatomy and the Variable Ureter Anomalies | Abstract

Shawish FA1, Shawish WA2

1Department of Urology, Dr Suleiman al habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2Monash medical center, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author: Fahmy Abu Shawish MS, FRCS

Address: Department of Urology, Dr Suleiman al habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; E-mail: doctorfahmy@gmail.com

Received date: 29 August 2019; Accepted date: 04 September 2019; Published date: 10 September 2019

Abstract

The ureter is a common site of congenital anomalies which may be associated with a considerable morbidity particularly among young patient. The congenital anomalies of the ureter coexist with multitude of other urinary tract anomalies but it may occur independently. It is more common in females. The complete duplication of the ureter may not produce symptoms which would suggest the presence of malformation. Therefore, such anomaly may not become apparent until later in life. Further, this anomaly might not be recognized prior to the surgery and hence, missing of the stone is highly possible.

Herein we present a case of complete ureter duplicate with an obstructive stone located close to VUJ of one limb of the duplicate. A sound knowledge of the surgical anatomy and of the congenital ureter anomalies is essential for correct diagnosis and appropriate management.

Citation: Shawish FA, Shawish WA. Obstructing calculus in a single limb of a duplicated ureter: A Recall of the surgical anatomy and the Variable Ureter Anomalies. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Sept 10;2(2):30-33.

Copyright © 2019 Shawish FA, Shawish WA. 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.

Key Words: Duplicated Ureter(DU); Unenhanced CT KUB; Vesico-ureteric Junction(VUJ); Ultrasonography; Ureteroscopy(URS); Calculus

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