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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis and subsequent conservative surgical management of bilateral ureteroceles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7612089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of ureteroceles usually involves clearly duplicated urinary collecting systems associated with ectopic ureters draining the upper renal moieties. We present an unusual case in which an initial sonographic examination was consistent with bilateral orthotopic ureteroceles in association with bilateral single renal systems. The possibility of single systems raised perinatal considerations unique to this anomaly. Repeat prenatal sonography was suggestive of duplex systems and subsequently confirmed as such by neonatal ultrasound and voiding cystourethrogram. At the age of 1 month, the infant underwent bilateral ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy with conservation of the bilateral dilated upper renal moieties. We discuss the possible pathophysiology underlying the different conflicting sonographic findings and address current management of such lesions.
D M Sherer; W C Hulbert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-24     Completed Date:  1995-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Ureter / abnormalities*
Ureterocele / surgery*,  ultrasonography*

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