Incomplete double ureter

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Left flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Fluoroscopy

Spot film taken during an IVP shows right sided duplex kidney.

On the right side, the ureters also double and fused at the level of S1 vertebra (seen at 5 min, second image).

There is an 8 mm opacity within the proximal of the left ureter at the level of L2 vertebrae transverse process due to ureteral stone.

Case Discussion

A bifid ureter is formed when there is a duplex kidney with separate pelvicalyceal collecting systems draining into separate ureters which can joint together or open separately into the urinary bladder. In this case, the ureters unite before draining into the bladder at a single ureteric orifice.

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Case information

rID: 68196
Published: 21st May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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