Retrocaval ureter with recurrent pyelonephritis

Hideoki Fukuoka*, Noriko Fukushima, Kenji Uekane, Makoto Higurashi

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A case of retrocaval ureter with recurrent pyelonephritis is presented with discussion of these clinical entities. An excretory urogram and retrograde ureterogram disclosed pronounced hydronephrosis as well as a dilated proximal part and reversed J-shaped appearance of the right ureter. The compressed retrocaval portion of the ureter was resected and an end-to-end anastomosis was performed anterior to the vena cava. Due to the progressive kidney damage leading to severe hydronephrosis, a rapid radiological diagnosis should be made to replace the retropositioned ureter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Circumcaval ureter
  • Recurrent pyelonephritis
  • Retrocaval ureter
  • Ureter abnormalities
  • Ureter displacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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