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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 175-177
Bioline Code: is04044
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 175-177

 en Distal ureteric atresia presenting as an abdominal lump in an adult
Bhattacharjee Prosanta Kr , Ghosal Sushil , Sharma GDutta


A 26-year-old female, presented with discomfort and a lump in the left side of abdomen. Examination showed a non-tender cystic mass in the left lumbar region extending down to the pelvis, the lower limit being palpable through the left fornix. Investigations revealed a cystic mass extending from the left renal area to the pelvis and a non-visualized left kidney. Cystoscopy could not identify the left ureteric orifice. Surgical exploration showed a blind ending left ureter as a cystic mass, containing clear fluid capped by a hypoplastic left kidney. The mass extended from the left renal area to the pelvis. Left sided nephroureterectomy was performed.

Ureter, Atresia

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