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Duplex kidney and ureterocele

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Incidental finding in a trauma patient.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

CT abdomen and pelvis

The left kidney is of duplex anatomy with a hydronephrotic upper moiety. The left ureter is dilated down to the distal end where an intravesical ureterocele can be seen, separate from the indwelling catheter. 

Note the posterior dislocation of the right hip with an associated acetabular fracture.

Case Discussion

This case depicts a characteristic duplex kidney, and its frequent association with ureterocele, which leads to a hydronephrotic upper moiety.

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Case information

rID: 10730
Published: 13th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Feb 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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