Ectopic ureter associated with uterine didelphys and obstructed hemivagina: Preoperative diagnosis by MRI

Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0628, USA.
Pediatric Radiology (Impact Factor: 1.57). 11/2009; 40(3):358-60. DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1454-8
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Uterine didelphys with obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomalies is a rare congenital malformation of the female urogenital tract. While the urinary anomalies almost always involve renal agenesis, we report a rare case of a 17-year-old girl with the malformation associated with ectopic ureteral insertion into the obstructed hemivagina, which was diagnosed preoperatively by MR imaging. To the best of our knowledge, preoperative MR imaging diagnosis of the ectopic ureter associated with this syndrome has not been previously reported. Accurate preoperative diagnosis of ectopic ureteral insertion associated with this syndrome is important for surgical planning.

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