Pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction
Intermittent right flank pain
Ultrasound elsewhere reported a dilated right renal pelvis
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This is a case of pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction. The diagnosis has traditionally and may still be confidently made on an IVU study, although CT urography and MRI urography are increasing used. The later has the advanage of being a radiation free investigation.
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