Retrocaval ureter and contra lateral renal agenesis – a case report and review of literature

Vol. 42 (4): 842-844, July – August, 2016

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0549


CHALLENGING CLINICAL CASES

Felix Cardoza 1, C. K. Shambhulinga 1, A. T. Rajeevan 1

1 Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India


ABSTRACT

Associated congenital anomalies are seen in 21% of retrocaval ureter patients; among them, associated contralateral renal agenesis is a very rare entity. We report one such case of right circumcaval ureter with left renal agenesis, diagnosed after febrile UTI. Surgical correction with uretero-ureterostomy was successful. In literature very few such cases are reported and only one case with renal failure was reported. Unilateral renal agenesis cases complicated by associated such anomalies need definitive management and lifelong clinical monitoring to diagnose and prevent chronic kidney disease.

Key words: Retrocaval Ureter; Hereditary renal agenesis [Supplementary Concept]

[Full Text]


print