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Ectopic Ureter With Renal Agenesis and Associated Normal Ipsilateral Urinary Tract

Skrepetis, Konstadinos MD; Andreas, Bourdoumis MD; Panagiotis, Kousoulis MD; Georgios, Paranychiannakis MD; Panagiotis, Andrikopoulos MD

Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery: November-December 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 6 - p 445-448
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e31818f8f66
Case Report

We report a rare case of an ectopic ureter with renal agenesis and associated normal ipsilateral urinary tract in an adult patient. A 49-year-old woman presented with dull left flank pain, intermittent seropurulent vaginal discharge, and periodic symptomatology of recurrent urinary tract infection. The ectopic ureter was revealed after vaginoscopy and retrograde ureterography through the ectopic vaginal orifice, whereas magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis and helped to plan the optimal surgical approach. A complete ureterectomy was performed and was successful in restoring the patients’ health.

The authors report a rare case of an ectopic ureter with renal agenesis and associated normal ipsilateral urinary tract in an adult patient.

From the Department of Urology, General Hospital of Kalamata, Kalamata, Messinia, Greece.

Reprints: Konstadinos Skrepetis, MD, Department of Urology, General Hospital of Kalamata, Kalamata, Messinia 24100, Greece. E-mail: skrepetis@hotmail.com.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.