Ureterocoele: infant

Case contributed by Dr Laughlin Dawes


Antenatal history of right renal pelvis dilatation.

Patient Data

Age: 2 weeks
Gender: Male

Rounded cystic structure within the bladder, to the right of midline. Some echogenic debris can be seen within the structure. The appearance is characteristic of a ureterocoele.

Case Discussion

A ureterocoele is a congenital dilatation of the intramucosal portion of the ureter. A ureterocoele may be simple or ectopic. Ectopic ureterocoele is almost always associated with a duplicated collecting system, and is more common than the simple type. Ureterocoele may be associated with either reflux or obstruction. A ureterocoele may prolapse into the bladder neck and cause bladder outlet obstruction. The prognosis of ureterocoele is related to the degree of associated reflux or obstruction.

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Case information

rID: 9683
Published: 11th May 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: bladder
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