Retrocaval ureter is a rare developmental anomaly with an incidence of 1 in 1500 births. The inferior vena cava compresses the ureter posteriorly, causing upstream dilatation of the proximal ureter and the kidney. We report a 16-year-old girl who presented with right flank pain, diagnosed as retrocaval ureter with ultrasound, intravenous urogram and CECT, and was treated with laparoscopic transperitoneal ureteroureterostomy. Embryological aspects and laparoscopic technical considerations are highlighted in this case report.
Indian Journal of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 24, 2017
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