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Laparoscopic ureteroureterostomy for retrocaval ureter

Author(s): Abdulkadir Tepeler | Tevfik Aktoz | Murat Binbay | Ahmet Yaser Müslümanoğlu | Ahmet Hamdi Tefekli

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 36;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 200;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Laparoscopy | surgical anastomosis | ureteral obstruction.

Retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomally with an approximate incidence of one in 1,000 live births. This anomally results from the atrophy failure of the posterior cardinal vein during development of the infarenal vena cava and leads to upper tract stasis and “S” or “fishhook” deformity of the ureter. It requires operative repair in the setting of functionally significant obstruction. Standart surgical correction involves excision of the retrocaval segment with relocation and ureteroureteral or ureteropelvic reanastomosis. Herein, a retrocaval ureter case managed with laparoscopic ureteroureterostomy is presented.
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