Maiden waist deformity

Maiden waist deformity is the appearance of the deviation of bilateral ureters. This typically occurs in retroperitoneal fibrosis. In this condition, there is medial drawing of the ureter due to deposition of fibrous tissue in the lumbosacral junction. Due to involvement of both ureters, the course of the medially-drawn ureters is said to have an appearance of a narrow waist maiden, thus giving the name.

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Article information

rID: 25558
System: Urogenital
Sections: Pathology, Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Maiden waist deformity of the ureters
  • Maiden waist deformity of ureteral deviation
  • Maiden's waist deformity

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