Transvaginal sonography in the morphological and functional assessment of segmental dilation of the distal ureter

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Abstract

Primary megaureter presents a spectrum of findings ranging from mild, clinically unimportant, stable ureterectasis to severe, progressive obstructive hydroureteronephrosis. We report a patient with a double uterus and ipsilateral renal dystrophy. A previous imaging study had revealed a double uterus and obstructed left hemivagina, into which a single vaginal ectopic ureter inserted. On follow-up intravenous urography 8 years later, the left kidney was non-functioning, and there was segmental dilation of the distal right ureter. Transvaginal sonography with real-time scanning and Doppler were useful in exploring the morphological and functional status of this dilated distal ureter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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Keywords

  • Color Doppler study
  • Megaureter
  • Real-time imaging
  • Ureteral jet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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