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Gigantic ureteral diverticulum or pelvic cyst?
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PMID:  21930001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ureteral diverticulum is a rare anomaly, and very few reported cases concerning it can be found in literature. We report a 3.5-year-old boy who presented with urinary tract infection, rare voiding, and straining during voiding. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic pelvic mass. At surgical intervention, however, a massive ureteral cystic structure communicating both with the ureteropelvic and ureterovesical portion of the ureter was observed. Finding the presence of a smooth muscle layer, the pathologist confirmed this to be a true diverticulum. The fact that fenoterol (which was used for the prevention of preterm labor in the boy's mother) significantly decreases frequency and amplitude of upper urinary tract contractions suggests that fenoterol treatment might have influenced the occurrence of this abnormality.
Andjelka Slavkovic; Nikola Vacic; Zorica Jovanovic; Vesna Zivkovic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1846-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinic for Pediatric Surgery, 18000 Nis, Serbia.
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