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Obstructive Uropathy Caused by Testicular Vein Compression: Multidetector-Row Computed Tomography Findings

Ugurel, Mehmet Sahin MD; Ilica, Ahmet Turan MD; Kantarci, Fatih MD; Kocaoglu, Murat MD; Somuncu, Ibrahim MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: September-October 2005 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 580-581
doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000175501.79954.4d
Abdominal Imaging: Case Report

Although the right testicular vein and ureter follow a close course at the level of the third lumbar vertebra, it is unusual for the right testicular vein to be a cause of ureteral obstruction. Previously, conventional computed tomography (CT) has been used for establishing this anatomic relation. A case of hydronephrosis in a man secondary to right testicular vein compression diagnosed with multidetector-row CT findings is described.

From the Department of Radiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey.

Received for publication June 13, 2005; accepted June 15, 2005.

Reprints: Ahmet Turan Ilica, Department of Radiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, 06010-Ankara, Turkey (e-mail:

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.