Anastomosis of ectopic trifid ureter into the prostatic urethra with ureteropelvic reflux

Service d'Urologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France.
Progrès en Urologie (Impact Factor: 0.66). 05/2006; 16(2):211-4.
Source: PubMed


Trifid ureter is a rare malformation with less than one hundred cases reported in the literature. However, like ectopic ureter, it is often asymptomatic and its real incidence is uncertain. The authors report a unique case of ectopic ureter draining into the prostatic urethra associated with trifid ureter, discovered during adulthood in a context of symptomatic ureteropelvic reflux. Laparoscopic assessment and treatment of this malformation are discussed, together with the hypotheses concerning its embryogenesis, based on a review of the literature.

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