US and MDCT findings in a caudal blind ending bifid ureter with calculi

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Evren Ustuner *
Ebru Dusunceli Atman
Cemil Yagci
Zafer Nida Tokatli
Caglar Uzun
(*) Corresponding Author:
Evren Ustuner | evrenustuner@hotmail.com

Abstract

Herein we present a rare ureteric duplication anomaly; blind ending bifid ureter with calculi which is asymptomatic unless complicated by infection, reflux, calculi or malignancy. The diagnosis is often missed at intravenous urography (IVU) and US because the ipsilateral ureter and kidney are grossly normal. In this case the diagnosis was established with ultrasound (US) and mainly with multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) imaging using multiplanar reformats and 3-D reconstructions which were unique to this case. MDCT scans not only revealed the exact diagnosis and anatomic relationships but also ruled out other pathologies included in the differential diagnosis as well, such as ureter and bladder diverticula.

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Evren Ustuner, Radiology Department, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ibni Sina Hospital

Faculty, Department of Radiology

Ebru Dusunceli Atman, Radiology Department, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ibni Sina Hospital

Faculty, Department of Radiology

Cemil Yagci, Radiology Department, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ibni Sina Hospital

Professor, Department of Radiology

Zafer Nida Tokatli, Urology Department, 100. Yil Hospital, Ankara

Urologist, Department of Urology

Caglar Uzun, Radiology Department, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ibni Sina Hospital

Faculty, Department of Radiology