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Ureteral Intussusception: A Case Report and Literature Review

Chao, Cherng H. MD, JD*; Fong, Tiffany C. MD; Hughes-Cassidy, Fiona MD; Aganovic, Lejla MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: March/April 2012 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 261–264
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31824677a5
Abdominal Imaging

We present the case of a 64-year-old man with intussusception of the right ureter as a complication of an underlying transitional cell carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case report that illustrates ureteral intussusception by both multidetector computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Although ureteral intussusceptions are thought to be associated with benign masses, our comprehensive review of the literature demonstrates that almost half of the cases are associated with underlying malignancy.

From the *Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA; †Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and ‡Department of Radiology, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA.

Received for publication November 11, 2011; accepted December 13, 2011.

Reprints: Lejla Aganovic, MD, Department of Radiology, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161 (e-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.