Hypothesis on etiopathogenesis, congenital or acquired, of an imperforate distal ureter: A case report

Vincenzo Bagnara, S. Castorina, S. Gerocarni Nappo, G. Privitera, T. Luca, P. Caione

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Abstract

Introduction: Ureteral atresia is a rare disease usually associated with a non-functioning kidney. Its association with other urinary anomalies is rare. Case presentation: In this study we discuss the possibility of congenital or acquired etiology of a right imperforate distal ureter. Here we report the case of 11-month-old white boy with a right ureteropelvic junction obstruction. He underwent a right pyeloplasty when he was 11-months old, and 3 weeks after surgery a cystoscopy was performed. Two months after the first operation, he underwent a right ureteral meatoplasty and a new pyeloplasty. Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, few cases of imperforate distal ureter have been described in the literature. The suspicion of a non-patent terminal ureter, occurring during upper urinary tract surgery, must be intraoperatively clarified to preserve the renal function and to avoid more complex surgical approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number227
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2015

Keywords

  • Imperforate distal ureter
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Ureteral atresia
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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