Case Report
 
A rare cause of hydronephrosis: Retrocaval ureter
Lamiae Bouimetarhan1, Othman Ayouche1, Ittimade Nassar1
1Central Radiology Department, Ibn Sina Hospital, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Article ID: 100946Z01LB2018
doi: 10.5348/100946Z01LB2018CR

Corresponding Author:
Lamiae Bouimetarhan
Central Radiology Department
Ibn Sina Hospital
Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

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Bouimetarhan L, Ayouche O, Nassar I. A rare cause of hydronephrosis; Retrocaval ureter: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100946Z01LB2018.


ABSTRACT

Introduction: Retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from an error in the embryogenic development of the IVC. It can be asymptomatic in the early phase of development and lately manifests as anhydronephrosis with variable degrees of severity, Ultrasonography as well as abdominal CT are required for the early diagnosis and prevention of renal failure.

Case Report: We report the case of a 29-year-old patient presenting with paroxystic nephritic colic. An abdominal CT with contrast showed an urolilithiasis of the proximal lumbar ureter with a type I retrocaval ureter. The patient underwent a surgery with an uneventful postoperative period.

Conclusion: In conclusion our case suggest that rapid diagnosis followed by minimally invasive surgery can be determinant in the prevention of possible future renal failure. Especially in the pediatric population. Further investigation of the role of sonography for screening should be discussed.Computed tomography with contrast has overtaken IVU and is considered the tool of choice for analysis and preoperative programming of the retrocaval ureter.

Keywords: Computed tomography, Hydronephrosis, Lithiasis, Retrocaval ureter, Ultrasound


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Author Contributions
Bouimetrhan Lamiae – Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ayouche Othman – Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ittimad Nacer – Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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