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Ectopic ureter with massive hydroureter and renal atrophy

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Left flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Ectopic insertion of the left ureter into the prostatic urethra, probably via the left seminal vesicle. Massive left hydroureter and hydronephrosis with very little renal tissue remaining. Normal right kidney. 

Case Discussion

The patient was continent, so presumably the insertion is above the external urethral sphincter. Ectopic ureters are commonly associated with duplex kidneys and VACETRL abnormalities. 

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Case information

rID: 47383
Published: 15th Aug 2016
Last edited: 16th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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