Ureteral endometriosis with obstructive uropathy

Ming Fang Hsieh, I. Wen Wu, Chi Jen Tsai, Shian Shiang Huang, Liang Che Chang, Mai Szu Wu

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a common disease, but ureteral involvement is rare. The symptoms and signs of ureteral endometriosis mimic those of ureteral malignancy. This case report describes a woman who presented with chronic back pain for 5 years. Imaging studies showed a right small contracted kidney with hydronephrosis and a bladder tumor. Endometriosis of the right lower ureter was ultimately diagnosed. The patient was healthy without recurrence during follow-up. It is difficult to differentiate between ureteral endometriosis and malignancy; in fact, renal loss may occur before diagnosis. Ureteral endometriosis should be considered for women with ureteral obstruction manifesting as chronic backache.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Ureteral endometriosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Hsieh, M. F., Wu, I. W., Tsai, C. J., Huang, S. S., Chang, L. C., & Wu, M. S. (2010). Ureteral endometriosis with obstructive uropathy. Internal Medicine, 49(6), 573-576. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.49.2797