retrocaval ureter

ret·ro·ca·val u·re·ter

in urography, the medial deviation of the right ureter in the rare circumstance in which it passes behind the inferior vena cava before entering the pelvis.
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Retrocaval ureter: A case diagnosed pre operatively and treated successfully by a plastic operation.
Patients demographics, pathophysiology of ureteral defect and chronic kidney disease stage (by KDIGO (7)) according to pre-surgical data Demographic and preoperative data Age, median (years) 61 Gender, n (%) Male 19 (61) Female 12 (39) Preoperative pathology Iatrogenic injury 9 (29) Nephrolithiasis 6 (19) GU malignancy 6 (19) Other malignancy 3 (10) Fibrosis and FMF 2 (6) Retrocaval ureter 1 (3) Idiopathic or NA 4 (13) Side, n (%) Right 13 (42) Left 16 (52) Transplanted kidney 1 (3) NA 1 (3) Defect location Upper ureter 19 (61) Mid-ureter 10 (32) Mixed 2 (6) Preoperative CKD stage 1 5 (16) 2 15 (48) 3 5 (16) 4 4 (13) NA 2 (6) CKD: chronic kidney disease; FMF: familial Mediterranean fever; GU: genitourinary; NA: not available.
The retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital entity that causes external compression of the proximal ureter and usually becomes symptomatic in the third or fourth decade of life [1].
R.: Retroperitoneal hydatid cyst mimicking retrocaval ureter. Br J Urol, 81: 168, 1998.
Persistence of the right postcardinal vein with regression of the supracardinal vein results in the well-known anomaly Retrocaval ureter (1).
Others A variety of other procedures have been performed using robotics in children, such as pyelolithotomy, (58) correction of retrocaval ureter, (59) adrenalectomy, bladder neck sling, (60) ureteropyelostomy, excision of Mullerian duct remnants, (47) and sacrocolpopexy just to name a few.
Congenital anamolies that results in the obstruction of ureter are extremely rare, however, retrocaval ureter is the most common anamoly with a renal cause.
A case of Candida parapsilosis fungal balls in the urinary tract associated with a retrocaval ureter [in Japanese].
The aim of this report was to demonstrate the operative technique and assess outcomes of laparoscopic ureteroureterostomy on 3 consecutive cases diagnosed with retrocaval ureter. The presenting symptom of these cases was recurrent right flank pain and the diagnosis was established by intravenous urography.
Duplication of inferior vena cava with left IVC terminating into left renal vein (2), Duplication of IVC with azygos continuation (3), Double IVC with double superior vena cava (4), Right sided duplicated IVC (5), Duplicated IVC with unilateral retrocaval ureter (6), or Bilateral retrocaval ureter (7).