Ureterocoele (IVP)

Case contributed by Dr Rupesh Namdev


Recurrent urinary tract infections.

Patient Data

Age: 20-25Y
Gender: Female

Plain radiograph shows no calcification along the urinary tract. Post intravenous contrast radiograph shows dilatation of the left distal ureter showing a "cobra's head'' appearance and "radiolucent halo" effect. Findings represent intravesical ureterocele of left ureter.

Case Discussion

Ureterocoele represents abnormal dilatation of the distal ureteric segment. Ureteroceles may be associated with either a single or a duplex ureter. Ureteric duplication is present in about 75% cases of ureteroceles. Ureterocoeles have a female predilection.

Ureterocoeles can be further classified into simple and ectopic types.

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Case information

rID: 29237
Published: 11th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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