Fishhook ureters

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Fishhook ureters, also known as "J-shaped ureters" or "hockey stick ureter" describe the course of the distal ureter in patients with significant Benign prostatic hypertrophy. It has also been used to describe the appearance of a retrocaval ureter further up, as the right ureter hooks behind the IVC. In this case it has also been refered to as an S-shaped ureter.

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rID: 1341
System: Urogenital
Section: Signs
Tags: cases, refs, stub
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    Case 1: left ureteric fishhook
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