• Users Online: 216
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88

Transcaval ureter: A rare embryological anomaly of inferior vena cava causing obstructive uropathy


Department of Urology, SP Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Mayank Baid
Department of Urology, SP Medical College, Bikaner - 334 001, Rajasthan
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_71_18

Get Permissions

Transcaval ureter is a rare condition caused by abnormality in the embryogenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC). It results from a segmental duplication of the IVC which creates a venous ring that encircles the right ureter. Here, we report a case of a 42-year-old female who presented to us with a history of right flank pain for 2 years. Ultrasonography, intravenous urogram, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan of the abdomen suggested it to be a retrocaval ureter. On exploration, contrary to the report of imaging, the ureter was found to transverse in between two segments of IVC and thus on table, a diagnosis of the right transcaval ureter as the cause of obstruction was made. The patient underwent segmental ureteral resection followed by ureteroureterostomy. Follow-up CECT scan was done to document two segments of IVC and thus confirm our intraoperative finding.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed647    
    Printed65    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded59    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal