Bladder agenesis and bilateral ectopic ureters draining into the vagina in a female infant: Demonstrated by MR imaging

Chih Yi Chen, Teng Fu Tsao, Hung Ming Chang, Sung Lang Chen, Shan Ming Chen, Tong Wei Hung, Ko Huang Lue, Ji Nan Sheu

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Complete agenesis of the bladder and urethra is an extremely rare congenital anomaly and most of these patients are stillborn or die during infancy. We report the case of a 1-month-old female infant with bladder and urethral agenesis who presented with bilateral dilated and tortuous ectopic ureters draining into the vagina diagnosed using MR imaging. Our patient was maintained on antibiotic prophylaxis and she remained well during the 3-year follow-up. MR imaging can be used as a valuable modality for genitourinary abnormalities, particularly in cases of inconclusive ultrasound or retrograde pyelography findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Bladder agenesis
  • Ectopic ureter
  • MR imaging
  • Vagina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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